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Abstract Submissions 

Welcome to the OceanObs’19 Abstracts Portal!

The organizers of OceanObs’19 are soliciting abstracts for Community White Papers describing aspirations for the coming decade from all interested groups. The Community White Papers should promote international collaboration and large-scale sustained ocean observing efforts, and address one or ideally more of the seven (anticipated) themes (Discovery, Ecosystem Health & Biodiversity, Climate Variability & Change, Water, Food, & Energy Security, Pollution & Human Health, Hazards & Maritime Safety, and Blue Economy) and two crosscutting themes on data information system and ocean observing governance topics. 

Abstract submissions will remain open until March 15, 2018.  The Program Committee will review and consolidate the Community White Paper list from March 15 – April 30, 2018 Invitations to group authors for Community White Papers will be sent by April 30, 2018. Final Community White Papers will be collected by September 30, 2018. 


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Abstract contributions should address improved connections between end users and providers of ocean observations and opportunities for more integration at the global and regional level. Additionally, abstracts should focus on (one or more of the following):

    • Strategies to address social and economic needs including support for the development of the Blue-Green Economy;
    • Innovations in engagement with end user communities.
    • Emerging science concepts that require multidisciplinary sustained observations (i.e. biological, biogeochemical, physical, geological, social and economic, etc.);
    • The value of ocean observing and their potential relevance in setting priorities for the evolving ocean observing system;
    • The requirements for sustaining and enhancing ocean observing capabilities;
    • Innovative ocean observing system design and evaluation.
    • The development of new observing technologies and networks, including identification of new transformative directions for ocean observing;
    • Sharing of good and best practice of ocean observing and information delivery;
    • Advances in open data and information sharing, innovative technology and information management systems;
    • Observational or observation-model synthesis;
    • The need for improved processes to better support research and operations.


  • The abstract title is limited to 300 characters. The abstract body is limited to 2,000 characters; this 2,000-character limit includes spacing and punctuation. Author names, affiliations, and references are not included in this character limit.
  • Abstracts should be written for a broad audience, minimizing jargon and highly technical information. The use of acronyms should be limited, and these should be explained if used. Please avoid equations. One figure is permitted.
  • Abstracts addressing topics that cross cut the different conference themes are particularly encouraged.
  • We encourage diversity in authorship, international collaborations and concepts, and submissions that collate the perspectives of different communities working together. We recognize that as Community White Papers are developed and abstracts are merged, that co-authorship will grow. Co-authorships of Community White Papers will not be limited to those of original submissions.