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Abstract submission

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GODAE OceanView welcomes submissions of abstracts from all areas covering ocean observing, ocean modelling, data assimilation and prediction from the open ocean to the littoral zone, from weather to climate, from regional to global applications, and related value-adding services. Abstract submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and accepted abstracts will be considered for inclusion in community papers and/or assigned as poster presentations. Oral presentations are reserved for invited key-speakers.

Acceptance of abstracts will be announced by mid September 2013.

Proceedings including summary information of the submitted abstracts will be distributed at the symposium and made available online. 


Abstract submission
Please use the following template (word-doc) to prepare your abstract before submitting it via the registration & abstract submission form (please read the registration information on how to register). With the completing of the registration form an account will be created for you. It will allow you to return to the form to update your personal and abstract details. 
Please note that revisions to abstracts are only possible until the submission deadline (15 July), while updates to other registration details can be made for the duration of the registration period.

Session assignment
During the registration process you will be asked to assign your abstract to a symposium session. Please identify the session you wish to contribute to before completing the registration form and if more than on session is applicable choose the most fitting.

Abstracts that do not arrive by the submission deadline may not be considered.
Abstract submission is now closed.

Community papers
The GODAE OceanView Science Team is planning to publish multi-author community papers on the outcome of the GOV symposium  marking progress and future of operational oceanography. Symposium session conveners will act as main authors and your abstract submissions are regarded as important contributions. Please consider contributing to the community papers.
The publication of the community papers in planned for 2014 (journal still to be confirmed).  More information to follow soon.


Expected participation

The symposium is designed to appeal to a wide audience and you are invited to exchange and share your experiences across all sessions. Abstracts are invited from

  • developers and/or supporters of the observing systems, ocean analyses and prediction systems
  • forecasters
  • service providers
  • the user community
  • decision and policy makers
  • researchers and programme managers from both the public and private sectors


Guideline overview

(Abstract submission guide for download)

Multiple papers
It is possible to submit more than one paper abstract.

Length of abstracts
Maximum length of an abstract should not exceed one page A4, including a figure. Participants will come from both the private and public sectors and from both developed and developing regions. Please keep this in mind while preparing your abstract and in drawing your conclusions.

Abstract format
Please submit your abstract in word-format. To assist the administration, please name files as GOV-symp-surname_initials.docx or GOV-symp-surname_initials_n.docx if you are submitting multiple abstracts. Hyperlinks to e-mail addresses, web sites, references and other supporting material are encouraged since all abstracts will be available on the web. 

Abstract template
Please use the abstract template when preparing your submission.

Authors will be notified about acceptance of their abstracts by the end of August 2013 (tbc). This information will be available on the symposium website.

Withdrawal or changes to Abstracts
If, for any reason, you are unable to attend or wish to withdraw your abstract please advise the GODAE OceanView Project Office. If you wish to change the content of your abstract you can do this be revisiting the abstract submission website and adjust your previous submission (s). Please note that the 15 July deadline will still apply.

The submitting author of a jointly authored abstract is responsible for obtaining authorisation from all joint authors to submit the abstract.

Authors are responsible for the accuracy of submitted abstracts.

General Information
Abstracts will be reproduced in the Symposium Proceedings (electronically). Abstract authors are responsible for ensuring that the submitted text is correct. Early submission would be greatly appreciated. The abstract must be written in English. The International System of Units (SI) should be used.