MASTS Annual Science Meeting: Call for Abstracts

This year one of the UK’s largest marine science conferences is going online and it’s becoming global. The call for talk abstracts is now open and speakers can choose from a list of 9 themes for their talk.

TopMASTSLogoThe Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland Annual Science Meeting (MASTS ASM) will be happening 5-9th October 2020 and aims to be bigger and better than before. To mark the 10-year anniversary of MASTS, the conference is titled “MASTS – A Decade of Innovation” and will be using the hashtag #MASTSasm2020 on twitter.

With plenary speakers from around the world and networking opportunities, submit an abstract today and bring your work to the world! Abstracts are invited for ‘sessions’ that will be in the form of seven 5-6 minute pre-recorded ‘flash talks’ (i.e. online video/PowerPoints/animation), followed by a live Q&A session within which all the speakers will be panel members.

Removed from the restrictions of travel and conference costs, the online conference offers a fantastic opportunity for marine science researchers to broadcast their work to a global audience and engage heavily in Scotland’s marine science community. Online conferencing offers an accessible and interactive platform for researchers to discuss their work and potentially find new, global collaborators.

This cross-disciplinary online meeting brings together members of the global marine science community, with the aim of promoting and communicating research excellence and forging new scientific collaborations. With the welcoming and inclusivity nature of the event, the high caliber of the selected talks means that scientists can broaden their knowledge in marine science as well as benefit from expertise and ideas gained in a range of fields other than their own.

em1 bannerThe deadline for abstract submission is 16.00 on Friday 14th August 2020.

Abstracts can be submitted to one of the following sessions (further details here):

  • General Science Session
  • Governing Scottish Seas: theory, practice and future horizons
  • Structures in the Marine Environment
  • Marine Climate Change
  • Coastal ecosystem-based solutions: Climate-change adaptation and mitigation
  • Multiple Marine Stressors
  • Sustainable Aquaculture
  • Marine Biogeochemistry
  • Marine Science Technologies & Methodologies

This year the ASM will be an online event. We will spread over five days (not the normal three days) and use pre-recorded talks, which will be much shorter, to ensure online fatigue is not an issue. An event often with over 400 attendees from all over the UK marine science world, is now open to anyone.

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