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OceansOnline Program

The Call for Abstracts for OceansOnline is now open. 
The Call for Abstracts closes on 16 March 2018. 
A link to the IMCC5 and OceansOnline general schedule is here


OceansOnline Session Information

To be included in the final program and present at OceansOnline, all presenters and session organizers must register and pay by April 6 2018 (unless other arrangements have been made with the OceansOnline chair). Presenters who submit abstracts to the Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts must register by May 30 2018.  The following presenter information is subject to change.

The dates and times for specific sessions within the OceansOnline Program are available in the IMCC5 General Session Schedule (.pdf, web or app). The OceansOnline session is on June 29 2018, then pre-congress workshops, and focus groups.

The floor plan for the The Waterfront Hotel Kuching will be available soon.

Abstract Format:

Abstracts must be submitted electronically; web submission is the only format for submission*. All abstracts are limited to 250 words. Please note that the submission system will cut off your abstract if you copy/paste, so please confirm that your abstract fits before submitting.

*Please visit the Accessibility page if you need the submission form in a different format for accessibility reasons.


Proposed Session Formats:

Facilitated discussions are the heart of OceansOnline. In these informal discussion-based events, a group of experts will moderate a discussion with the audience. Audience participation is strongly encouraged, and we are working off the assumption that the collective wisdom and experience of the room is greater than that of the moderators. Anyone can propose a facilitated discussion panel, which can include any number of co-moderators. These are one hour in length. Facilitated discussion organizers must submit a symposium abstract explaining the topic of the discussion and list the expected contributing experts. Please contact the OceansOnline Program Committee with any questions.


Workshops are one hour in length, and focus on hands-on teaching of an online tool. Proposals for workshop sessions must be submitted in abstract format, including: (1) a synopsis of the session’s goals, purpose, and justification, (2) organizational structure including format, expected number of participants, and technical requirements.


Demonstrations are 15 minutes in length, and are similar in style to a standard conference presentation, but focusing on introducing an online tool. Proposals for tool demonstrations should be submitted in standard abstract format.