Upcoming Event


WAPSA Regional Working Group Workshop 2020


The West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc regional working group of SOOS invites contributions to an online mini-conference which aims to bring the international scientific community together to discuss research progress, recent science highlights and future opportunities in the WAP and Scotia Arc regions. This online event replaces the in-person community meeting that was planned alongside the SCAR OSC in Hobart, July-August 2020.

Participants are invited to propose ‘lightning talks’ or poster presentations on recent research findings and highlights from across the spectrum of marine science activities in the WAP and Scotia Arc regions. Lightning talks will consist of a maximum of four slides and last up to four minutes, with the aim of being very short and sharp presentations as a basis for further discussion. If you would like to offer a lightning talk on behalf of yourself, your research group, your project or program, please submit a brief statement of interest using the online form describing what you would like to present. Talks will be selected and scheduled by the meeting convenors Sian Henley, Kate Hendry, Oscar Schofield and Juan Hofer.

An online poster session will run alongside the mini-conference, and for two weeks afterwards. This will be conducted via twitter and instructions for this will be given in the near future. If you would like to contribute a poster, please submit a brief statement of interest using the online form.

Finally, we will host an online pinboard for sharing ideas about the future priorities for research in the WAP and Scotia Arc, as well as future projects and proposal ideas for community discussion.

Please register your interest to attend by Friday 19 June using the online form. Once registrations are in, we shall finalise the timing of the mini-conference based on the time zones of the participants. The mini-conference will last for 2-3 hours, with the hope that it will foster discussions and collaborations that extend over the following days, weeks, months and years to come.

We look forward to welcoming you to this online celebration of marine science in the WAP and Scotia Arc regions, and to sharing science highlights, ideas and priorities across the international community.

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