On behalf of the International Scientific Committee (ISC), we invite you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 5th International Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World. This Symposium is a gathering of the world’s leading experts in a rapidly developing frontier of research dealing with the science of ocean acidification.
This is the first time the Symposium will be
held in South América will highlight the
importance of ocean acidification for the
region. The symposia typically attract over
400 participants and are prime networking
events, bringing together researchers,
students, and government and industry representatives.
Authors are invited to submit 300 word
abstracts for possible inclusion in the
Symposium program. Abstracts selected for
both oral presentations and posters will be
made available online.
Abstracts must follow the abstract template .doc
template (MS Word or compatible) and must be submitted electronically to:
Bold, 12 point Arial font, centre alignment,
capitalise main words.
12 point Arial font, fully justified. A line
should be placed between the title and
authors. Full names of authors should be
listed and middle initials provided if
applicable, underline the presenting
Author affiliations should be numbered and
shown in superscript after the last name of
each author. Numbers should be separated by
commas when there is more than one
affiliation. Each affiliation should appear
on a separate line and be numbered. Double
space between author affiliations and
12 point Arial font, left justified. Abstract text should be limited to 300 words (including the sub-headings but excluding the title, authors and author affiliations). The abstract should cover information on the purpose, methods, findings and conclusions of the research.
Maximum 5 keywords
Review Process & Acceptance
The International Scientific Committee will
review all submitted abstracts.
As there are limited places for oral
presentations some abstracts submitted for
oral presentation will be considered for a
poster. Authors in these cases will be
advised and asked to confirm whether they
wish to present a poster.
We anticipate oral presentations will be
allocated 15 minutes, which includes 3
minutes for question time.
Oral presentation will be organized by
themes & sessions, so please identify which
theme and session best fits your
presentation when submitting your abstract.
Results will be notified by Abril 7, 2020.
If your abstract is accepted but cannot be
accommodated as an oral presentation, the
5th OHCO2Symposium may offer you the
opportunity to present a speed talk or
All presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT)
format must be submitted to the Registration
desk on-site at least 1 day before your
scheduled talk. If you are scheduled to
deliver a talk on the first day, i.e. 7
September 2020 (Monday), you should submit
your presentation upon your arrival at the
Registration desk. The 5th OHCO2 Symposium
will not accept uploaded presentation on the
day of your talk nor in the conference halls.
Please bring your presentation saved onto a
USB drive. A technician will be there to
assist you, if needed. To ensure your
presentation is uploaded to the correct
session, please name your file as Session
No._Presentation Date_Full Name.
You can also submit your presentation via
E-mail (please send it to: [email protected])
before the 5th HOCO2 Symposium. If you do
so, please bring a copy of your presentation
to the Registration desk on-site or email:
[email protected] to confirm we have
received it. The presenter is ultimately
responsible for their talk being available
Poster Presentation Format
Posters will be A0
size in portrait orientation (84.1cm
wide x 118.9cm high) (33.11 x 46.81 inches).
Posters will be displayed in themed groups
for the duration of the symposium in the
same room as the catering.
There will be dedicated poster sessions held
following the oral presentations on two days.
Each presenter will be allocated one of the
sessions to attend their poster and discuss
it with delegates. A PDF of each poster will
also be included in the Symposium app.
Posters that do not follow above
instructions will NOT be accepted for
presentation. There will be two dedicated
poster sessions with beverages, which are
17:00-19.00, 7 and 8 September 2020, in the
Principal Room of the Maria Angola
Convention Center. Presenting authors must
remain at their poster during the assigned