Frequently Asked Questions
OceanObs’19 will take place September 16-20, 2019 at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu, HI, USA.
The meeting is expected to draw approximately 1200 participants.
Dates and milestones will be updated on a regular basis. Please check back for updates.
OceanObs’19 organizers are working to secure sponsorship. Some support will be available, particularly for participants from developing countries and early career scientists. Please stay tuned for updates!
Information on the four major outcomes/objectives can be found on the Program page.
Please review our Sponsorship Opportunities page for in depth information on becoming a sponsor.
All manuscripts must be submitted by the new deadline: 31 October 2018. Submission portal can be accessed here.
More than 430 abstracts were received. To keep the pre-conference publications to a manageable number, minimize the redundancy of topics, and provide broad community perspectives, the Program Committee made recommendations for the formation of author teams between abstracts with similar scopes to enhance the overarching vision of the final CWP submission.
Full-Reviews are longer format papers with a maximum of 12,000 words and up to 15 figures or tables. Mini-Reviews are shorter format, with a limit of 3000 words and up to 2 figures or tables. For further guidelines, click here.
White paper groups will designate a lead. The role of the lead is expected to coordinate content with other author teams, finalize the online submission, and work with their editorial board through a peer-review publication process.
The Frontiers in Marine Science Editorial Board will oversee the peer-review process for all manuscripts following the procedure and policy of Frontiers in Marine Science. More information on process can be found here.
Frontiers in Marine Science is offering all OceanObs’19 papers a discounted publication rate at US$450. The authors are expected to cover their publication costs.
No. The community white papers will be utilized to shape the outcomes of the conference and post-conference priorities. There will be likely be opportunities to socialize their CWPs during plenaries and breakouts during the conference. A call for session proposals will be distributed in Fall 2018.
Authors should reach out to their Program Committee POCs designated within their letters or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.