Abstract Submission


Abstract themes

  1. The importance of marine education.
    As marine educators know the importance of marine education in the 21st century is important for all students and citizens. This theme encourages presentations and posters that provide reasons, rationale, and relevant factors that stress not only the importance of marine education but the ways in which to make it relevant to all students and adults of all ages. Furthermore ways to make marine education relevant to students and educators in all geographic areas is also of interest.

  2. Blue Growth
    The 2018 EMSEA Conference aims to build more connections between marine education, and jobs, careers and business opportunities related to the sea. Presentations and posters are encouraged that identify or describe existing and new programs that help develop the economy based on better marine education and knowledge of the ocean. Whether it be offshore energy, shipping, ecotourism or innovative entrepreneurial activity please share your ideas and programs that contribute to Blue Growth.

  3. Citizen Science
    Research shows that when citizens engage in activities that contribute to our understanding of the watershed, coast, sea and ocean that they develop high order cognitive abilities. Programmes and projects that encourage citizens to participate in studying the natural environment with researchers and scientists show that there is mutual benefit and that positive actions are taken to solve pressing marine problems.

  4. Transatlantic connections
    We would like to invite delegates to showcase any outreach or research which has contributed to further build the strong relationship between colleauges and/or citizens either side of  the Atlantic. 

  5. Open Session
    If you have an interesting subject which relates to the EMSEA objectives but it is not covered in the other sessions, please submit an abstract under this heading.


Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  • Your abstract is imited to 500 words and without figures or images.  Please include all co-author names and affiliations as prompted.
  • Abstracts must be submitted before 5th July 2018Abstracts received after this deadline will NOT be accepted. Faxed or posted abstracts will also not be accepted.
  • Only one abstract submission per person per presenting author will be accepted. If you wish to submit any further abstracts, these will only be considered if you are a co-author and the presenting author is registered for the meeting.
  • Authors must specify whether they are submitting an abstract for an oral presentation or poster presentation.
  • The accuracy of the submitted abstract is the responsibility of the authors, so authors should prepare and proof read their abstracts carefully before submitting.
  • All correspondence relating to abstracts will be undertaken by email with the first named author/registered presenter, so it is their responsibility to communicate any relevant information regarding the submitted abstract and the conference to the other authors.
  • By submitting an abstract, the first named author confirms on behalf of the co-authors that the abstract is their own original work and that they have obtained any necessary permissions relating to images and data submitted. In addition the first named author must ensure that he/she has the approval and copyright assignment from any co-authors and contributors involved in the work. 
  • All enquiries to EMSEA.2018@ncl.ac.uk

Attendance at event

  • If an abstract for an oral presentation is accepted the presenting author must be able to attend the conference on the relevant day and have registered via the website.
  • If an abstract for a poster presentation is accepted the presenting author must register and pay to attend the conference on at least the relevant day.
  • Failure to register attendance with a poster submission will result in your abstract being withdrawn from the conference.
  • Attending co-authors will need to register independently at the applicable rate if they wish to attend any part of the conference.
  • All enquiries to EMSEA.2018@ncl.ac.uk

For oral presentations

  • Presenters will be provided with 15 minute slots in their assigned session. Please allow a minimum of 3 minutes for questions within this allocation. 
  • A PC running the latest Microsoft Powerpoint and Adobe Acrobat software will be available. Additional support will be available to connect to projectors using your own laptop. However talks must also be uploaded in either MS Powerpoint or PDF format to the conference PCs to provide a backup.
  • All enquiries to EMSEA.2018@ncl.ac.uk
  • To enable smooth running of the sessions and good time keeping, we'd like all presenters to load their presentations onto the local machine in advance. The full presentation of accepted oral presentations must be submitted to the IT support team prior to the start of the session.
  • You give CSMS permission to film or photograph your presentation at the meeting, which may be used on the CSMS website. Please state in your submitting email if you do not wish us to film or photograph your presentation, alternatitively contact EMSEA.2018@ncl.ac.uk with any queries or concerns you may have on this matter.

For poster presentations

  • All paper posters must be ISO A0 size (841 × 1189 mm) (unless specified), and portrait. Velcro attachments for posters will be provided.
  • Printing facilties are not available. 
  • The time and location to display individual posters will be listed in the programme.
  • All enquiries to EMSEA.2018@ncl.ac.uk
  • It is the responsibility of the first author/ named person to ensure the poster is on display in time for the beginning of the event.
  • Authors may, if they wish, provide A4 hand-outs or notes on their posters for delegates. It is the authors’ responsibility to bring these to the event.
  • Authors should be available to discuss their poster with meeting delegates so they should indicate the day / time they will be available at their poster display.
  • Any posters remaining on site at the end of the event will be disposed of, unless prior arrangements have been made with organisers.
  • Authors must take responsibility for the delivery, display and collection of their posters.
  • The CSMS and Newcastle University do not accept liability for loss of or damage to posters.