The Gordon Research Seminar on Ocean Biogeochemistry is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The 2018 GRS on Ocean Biogeochemistry will highlight research being conducted by early career scientists at and between marine interfaces. Oral presentations, poster sessions, and open floor discussions will focus on biogeochemical fluxes between the atmosphere and the ocean; between the surface ocean, the mesopelagic zone, and abyssal depths; between the deep ocean, the seafloor and the sub-seafloor; between coastal and open ocean environments; and along meridional gradients. Science policy work relating to these topics will also be considered.
The GRS is open to graduate students and postdocs, providing a forum for early career scientists to engage in scientific discourse with their peers and build broader professional networks. The 2018 GRS will be held the weekend before the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ocean Biogeochemistry, on the campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) with excellent accommodations at the Conference Lodge on campus.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 7, 2018. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by May 7, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Sophie Chu (NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, USA)
Ruanhong Cai (Xiamen University, China)
Xianzhe Gong (Shandong University, China)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Thriving in the Field of Ocean Biogeochemistry: Suggestions for Early Career Scientists"
Nianzhi Jiao (Xiamen University, China)
Louis Legendre (Sorbonne Universités, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France)
Sylvia Sander (University of Otago, New Zealand)
DanLing Tang (South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)