Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates and location of OceanObs’19?2018-02-23T21:25:51+00:00

OceanObs’19 will take place September 16-20, 2019 at the Hawai’i Convention Center in Honolulu, HI, USA.

What is the expected meeting attendance?2017-10-31T15:05:22+00:00

The meeting is expected to draw approximately 1200 participants.

What is the anticipated timeline for OceanObs’19?2017-11-01T19:10:43+00:00

Dates and milestones will be updated on a regular basis. Please check back for updates.

Will there be travel support?2018-07-25T17:28:05+00:00

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!

What are the anticipated outcomes for the conference?2018-07-20T17:22:58+00:00

Information on the four major outcomes/objectives can be found on the Program page.

How do I become a sponsor?2017-12-06T14:57:44+00:00

Please review our Sponsorship Opportunities page for in depth information on becoming a sponsor.

What are the general requirements for the Community White Papers (CWPs)?2018-07-20T17:25:25+00:00

The community white papers should focus on (1) being forward-looking to the next decade, (2) addressing end-user engagement, (3) addressing opportunities for integration, and (4) connecting to conference themes. For further guidelines, click here. 

What is the deadline for submitting manuscripts for the Community White Papers (CWPs)?2018-08-27T19:42:53+00:00

All manuscripts must be submitted by the new deadline: 31 October 2018. Submission portal can be accessed here. 

Why have I received a recommendation to work with other authors to write a full-review or mini review CWP?2018-07-20T17:14:49+00:00

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.

What is the difference between a Full-Review CWP and a Mini-Review CWP?2018-07-20T17:15:50+00:00

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. 

How are the author teams coordinated?2018-07-20T17:19:22+00:00

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.

What will be the peer review process?2018-07-20T17:18:37+00:00

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. 

Who will be responsible for the CWP publication costs?2018-04-30T14:34:28+00:00

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.

Does one CWP equal a presentation at the conference?2018-08-27T19:21:07+00:00

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. 

If I have further questions about the CWP topics, requirements, and coordination, who should I contact?2018-04-30T14:36:35+00:00

Authors should reach out to their Program Committee POCs designated within their letters or reach out to info@oceanobs19.net.

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