Abstract submission is re-opened

Due to a small number of abstracts received in certain highlighted sessions (see below), we are re-opening abstract submission. Abstract submission is re-opened for two weeks only and will not be extended again. The strict deadline for additional abstract submission is Friday, 22 October 2010. Abstracts will not be accepted after this date.

 

 

Call for Oral and Poster Presentation Abstracts

Abstract submission is re-opened for two weeks only (closes 22 October)!

 

5th International Marine Debris Conference

 

Due to a small number of abstracts received in certain highlighted sessions (see below), we are re-opening abstract submission.  Abstract submission is re-opened for two weeks only and will not be extended again.  The strict deadline for additional abstract submission is Friday, 22 October 2010.  Abstracts will not be accepted after this date. 

Re-open date: 8 October 2010
FINAL deadline: 22 October 2010

The co-organizers of the 5th International Marine Debris Conference are currently soliciting oral and poster presentation abstracts for the conference. It is our goal to highlight a range of marine debris topics at this conference.  Objectives of this international conference include sharing lessons learned and best practices to reduce and prevent marine debris impacts; promoting international co-learning; exchanging innovative ideas, such as market incentives and communications strategies; and sharing the latest research initiatives, methods, and results.

Submitting Your Abstract
To submit an abstract, please click here. You will be re-directed to an online abstract submission site powered by Oxford Abstracts.  You will be required to set up a login to this site.  It is very important to use the most accurate email address, as this is the primary way in which we will contact you regarding your submission!

After registering your login information, you will receive an email with instructions for submitting your abstract.  You MUST use the template provided in this email for your abstract submission, and save as a “.doc” file, or it will be rejected!

There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit as the primary author and/or presenter.

Please email 5imdconf@gmail.com with any questions.

Note: Accessing the abstract submission site may require turning off the “pop-up blocker” on your web browser.  You may also need to use Internet Explorer 5.5 or better.

Highlighted Sessions
We are highlighting the sessions listed below as very important sessions that received few abstract submissions.  Please be encouraged to submit one or more abstracts to the following sessions.  However, please note that high quality abstracts may be submitted to any conference session.  Due to the large number of abstracts submitted to other sessions not listed here, additional abstracts will be evaluated on a space-available basis.

Highlighted Sessions Include the Following:

  1. Assessing the dangers and removal of sea-dumped munitions and other hazardous debris
  2. Stories of success: Place-based partnerships to prevent land-based sources of marine debris
  3. Stories of success: Place-based partnerships to assess and remove marine debris
  4. Talking trash: Successes and challenges associated with policies to prevent plastic marine pollution
  5. Derelict fishing gear: Addressing the jurisdictional vacuum
  6. Reducing marine debris from shipping: The reality of regulation beyond the horizon
  7. Nipping it in the bud: Preventing land-based sources of marine debris through comprehensive solid waste management
  8. Exploring the role of ocean filmmaking in educating the public about marine debris and influencing behavioral changes
  9. Innovations to decrease lethality of lost and abandoned fishing gear
  10. Applying economic instruments to reduce waste: the carrot or the stick?
  11. General - economic instruments

Conference Sessions
Abstracts for both posters and presentations should consider the sessions within the following conference tracks.  Please click on the conference track to view a list of accepted sessions and a description of each session.

You will be asked to select a session that your presentation abstract is most relevant to and fits with best, so please read through this information carefully. 

5th International Marine Debris Conference

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