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.
Our ocean is changing on multiple scales with increasing human-induced perturbation. Complex biogeochemical processes drive the ocean dynamics and are vital for ecosystem resilience. The 2022 Ocean Biogeochemistry GRS seeks fundamental and interdisciplinary biogeochemical research that are critical to foster a holistic understanding of our past, present and future oceans.
We invite early career scientists from around the world to join the community, present exciting research and provoke thoughts on key biogeochemical processes across spaces and time. We highly encourage young scientists from underrepresented countries or groups in the field to apply.
Oral presentations and posters will address, without being limited to, processes and climate feedbacks along vertical and horizontal gradients; carbon pumps in a changing ocean; elemental cycles mediated by marine organisms and viruses; and biogeochemistry in paleo- and future oceans.
The GRS will be held the weekend before the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ocean Biogeochemistry, in beautiful Castelldefels (30 min by train from Barcelona, Spain). We will also be joined by three great speakers and mentors who will provide career guidance for early career scientists throughout the seminar:
- Ros Rickaby (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
- Sam Dupont (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
- Meng Zhou (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
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 January 30, 2022. 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.