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26.03 - 31.03.2017
Ventura, California, USA
Wall Street, Ventura, CA 93003, USA

Organizers announce a call for participation applications to the 2017 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Polar Marine Science, entitled "Understanding Ecosystem Change through Time Series Observations, Technological Advances, and Biophysical Coupled Modeling" and the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). The seminar will be held 25-26 March 2017 and the conference will convene 26-31 March 2017. Both events will be held in Ventura, California.

Conference participants will discuss new findings and uncertainties in observing marine time series data, the use of developing technology for collecting observations, and successes and challenges emerging from time series observations and biophysical modeling that can be used to accurately forecast future ecosystem response.

The GRS will provide a forum for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists to present their work and interface with peers and experts in variable disciplines. The GRS will focus on innovative marine technology, including autonomous and remotely operated instruments, camera systems, advanced laboratory techniques, and numerical modeling. Financial support will be offered in priority to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attending both the GRC and the preceding GRS. 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.

Interested persons must apply to participate in the seminar and conference. Those wanting to attend both, the seminar and conference, must apply to each separately. Early application is recommended, as the events will likely reach capacity. Refer to the application instructions on the website for more details.

Seminar abstract submission deadline: 25 December 2016.
Seminar application deadline: 25 February 2017.
Conference application deadline: 26 February 2017.

For further information about the seminar and application instructions, go to: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=14834.

For further information about the conference and application instructions, go to: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=12642.

For questions regarding the conference, contact Jacqueline M. Grebmeier, Chair or Jean-Eric Tremblay, Vice Chair via the conference website:

For questions regarding the seminar, contact Co-Chairs Ingrid Wiedman or Nicole Couto via the seminar website: