Participate in Policy Discussions at the 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Submit an Abstract

20 August 2013
AGU Science Policy Alert 13–40

The 17th biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting is now accepting abstract submissions and registration for the upcoming conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, which will take place 23 – 28 February 2014.

This event – which drew over 4000 attendees in 2012 – is co-sponsored by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), The Oceanography Society (TOS), and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as a way to exchange ideas and information across the marine sciences. Diverse discussions, from ocean acidification to marine renewable energy, are sure to abound.

If you are interested in the policy ramifications of your science, or if you already conduct research at the science-policy interface, we strongly encourage you to consider submitting an abstract to an Education, Outreach, and Policy session. Authors who want to submit a scientific abstract for another session are permitted to submit an additional abstract to an Education, Outreach, and Policy session. You can browse the many interesting sessions at the OSM Web site, including the 11 confirmed Education, Outreach, and Policy sessions.

AGU is partnering with ASLO and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership to put on the Policy Impacts of Ocean Research: Communicating Science to Decision-makers session, which will evaluate how scientists have broadened the impact of their research to create effective public policy, as well as share innovative communication techniques for reaching broader audiences. If you have a story to share, we hope you will consider submitting an abstract to this session.

Deadline for abstract submission is 4 October.

Please note that government employees who cannot commit to attending the meeting prior to acceptance of the abstract may waive registration at the time of abstract submission and register later. However, payment of the abstract fee is still required at the time of abstract submission. View the Web site for more information.