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2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference

When: February 16-19, 2015
Where: The Westin Galleria- Houston, TX

The 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference is soliciting abstracts designed to share the latest research findings and contribute to dialogue on research implications, applications, synthesis and future direction.

The conference sessions were selected to provide attendees with a broad range of content that highlights current science and management issues and new directions. Each session will include scientific talks; papers not selected for oral presentations will be afforded an opportunity to participate in the poster session. For more information about the conference, please see: 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference.

The goal of the 2015 conference is to highlight oil spill and ecosystem science research results with a focus on the five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This year’s conference will seek to answer the questions- What have we learned, what does it mean and how can it be used? with an emphasis on the impact of the research and application of published research findings. Chairs will dedicate session time to discuss and answer these questions. Session summary information will be organized into a slide summary for a facilitated discussion during the plenary session on the final day of the conference.

Therefore, abstracts submitted to this conference will touch on- What have we learned, what does it mean and how can it be used? And conclude with suggestions for future directions. Abstracts that clearly indicated the author(s) will present new scientific findings and follow the conference goal will be given priority for oral presentations. An abstract may also be moved to a different session at the reviewers’ discretion if it is thought to be a better fit.