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OceansOnline: How can internet tools help marine scientists and conservationists?

IMCCNext summer’s 4th International Marine Conservation Congress will include an optional full day add-on called OceansOnline. This add-on day, inspired by 2013’s successful ScienceOnline Oceans, will focus on how social media and other internet tools can help ocean scientists and conservation professionals with research, collaboration, and public outreach.

OceansOnline is suitable for total beginners who want to learn how to use these tools as well as advanced users who want to learn much more about their applications.  Scientists and professionals who are advanced users of internet tools are encouraged to attend this meeting even if ocean conservation biology is not your primary research specialty.

OceansOnline will consist of three types of events: workshops, presentations, and facilitated discussions:

OceansOnline workshops, whether geared toward students or professionals, have an educational/technical training component. Workshops held during OceansOnline will be approximately 1.5 hours in length.

OceansOnline presentations will be 15 or 30 minutes in length and will be used to showcase online tools and resources. Presentations will be scheduled during certain sessions of OceansOnline.

OceansOnline facilitated discussions are inspired by the session format of the former ScienceOnline Oceans. Facilitated discussions will be led by the proposer(s). They will include an introduction to the topic and interactive discussion with the session attendees. Facilitated discussions will be one hour in length.

If you have an idea for a presentation, discussion topic, or workshop for OceansOnline, please submit it  by November 15th!

Guidelines that will be used to select the most appropriate proposals can be found here. 

You are permitted to present at OceansOnline as well as during the main IMCC4 program.

The International Marine Conservation Congress is a biannual interdisciplinary conference run by the marine section of the Society for Conservation Biology. IMCC4 will take place July 30th through August 3rd, 2016 in St. Johns, Canada. OceansOnline will be on August 4th.