Trevor Platt Science Foundation and partners are pleased to announce their inaugural science symposium:
Trends, Reflections, Evolution, and Visions in Ocean Research
A celebration of the scientific life of Trevor Platt
The Trevor Platt Science Foundation (TPSF) was launched in Aug 2021 to promote capacity building, research, and education in ocean sciences, with a strong emphasis on international networking, to nurture the next generation of young scientists and give them the tools they need to succeed in their chosen careers. The Foundation is also serving as a forum that brings together Trevor’s colleagues and students in the spirit of collaboration.
TPSF and partners are organising a scientific symposium preceded by a training course to carry forward Trevor’s legacy in ocean research and international collaboration.
The symposium will include keynote and invited lectures, oral and poster presentations, and networking sessions.
Dates: 7-11 August 2023
Training Course: 7-8 August 2023
Symposium: 9-11 August (till 12:00h)
TPSF Annual Meeting: 11 August (14:00h onwards)
Location: The Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), UK
We invite abstracts for talks or posters on the following themes to which Trevor made significant contributions:
Primary production, physiology and ecology of marine phytoplankton
Thermodynamics of aquatic ecosystems
Physical and biological interactions
Size structure of marine communities
Remote sensing of ocean colour
Ocean carbon cycle and climate change
Water quality and human health
Time series of ocean observations and their analyses
Ecological approaches to fisheries management
International collaboration and capacity building
Abstract submission CLOSED.
Notice: We thank all who have submitted abstracts or registered or applied for the in-person training course.
The responses have far exceeded our expectations. This has introduced a small delay into our screening process.
We are going through all submissions, and we will let you know the decisions in a few days.
Nicholas Owens - Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), UK
Angus Atkinson - Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), UK
Heather Bouman - University of Oxford, UK
Ana Dogliotti - National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina
Richard Geider - University of East Anglia, UK
Žarko Kovač - University of Split, Croatia
Nandini Menon - Nansen Environmental Research Centre (NERCI), India
Associated Training Course on Satellite-based tools for investigating aquatic ecosystems
The symposium will be preceded by a training course on 'Satellite-based tools for investigating aquatic ecosystems'. The training will have online (weekly webinars between April and July 2023) and in-person (7-8 Aug 2023) components. In-person trainees will be limited to 40 participants and will be expected to contribute first-author abstracts and participate in the symposium (9-11 Aug 2023).
The training course will centre on a subset of the themes of the symposium such as:
· introduction to satellite-based observations of the ocean, data repositories and processing software tools.
· the role of the environment in water-borne diseases & human health.
· indicators of ecosystem status including primary production, phytoplankton phenology, relevance to climate.
The training will be a combination of lectures and practical exercises provided by experts from a number of organisations. In-person trainees will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art techniques including data processing, optical modelling and machine learning.
For more details on the course here.
Apply for the training course CLOSED.
Note: Those applying for the in-person training course need not register separately for the symposium. Acceptance to the in-person training course will automatically include participation in the Symposium.
13 Feb 2023: Extended deadline for Symposium abstract submission and training course applications
15 Feb 2023: Notifications of oral/poster presentations begin
Due to high number of submissions, we are facing a small delay in the announcement of results.
15 Mar 2023: Announcement of selected candidates for in-person training & travel scholarships
Apr-Jul 2023: Online training course
30 Apr 2023: Deadline for Symposium early bird registration
30 June 2023: Deadline for Symposium registration
7-8 Aug 2023: In-person training course
9-11 Aug 2023: Trevor Platt Science Symposium
11 Aug 2023: Annual General Meeting of Trevor Platt Science Foundation (14:00h onwards)
A registration fee will be charged to confirm attendance and help defray expenses. Lunches and coffee breaks are included in the registration fee. There will be no on-site registration.
Students are required to submit a letter of support from their supervisor to email@example.com by 30 April 2023. The letter must be written in English, signed, and on institutional letterhead.
Please register here.
Note: Acceptance to the training course will automatically include registration for the Symposium.
Students (symposium only): £ 150
Developing country* participants (symposium only): £ 150
Early bird registration (symposium only): £ 200
Trainees (training course + symposium): £ 200
Late registration (symposium only): £ 300
*For a list of currently eligible countries, see the OECD website
Spaces available at the symposium are limited. Registration will be considered complete only when the appropriate payment has been made and admittance will be on a first-come first-served basis.
Limited travel support will be available to assist trainees from both developing countries (see eligible countries here) as well as Europe. All participants requiring travel support must submit an abstract as first-author. See details at the Training course page .
Sanjiba Kumar Baliarsingh - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), India
Heather Bouman - University of Oxford, UK
Robert Brewin - University of Exeter (UoE), UK
Samy Djavidnia - European Maritime Safety Agency, Portugal
Hayley Evers-King - EUMETSAT, Germany
Grinson George - Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (ICAR-CMFRI), Bangladesh
Thomas Jackson - Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), UK
Milton Kampel - National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil
Lilian Krug - Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), Portugal
Gemma Kulk - Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), UK
Margareth Kyewalyanga - University of Dar Es Salaam, Institute of Marine Sciences, Tanzania
Raisha Lovindeer - International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), Canada
Vivian Lutz - Instituto Nacional De Investigación Y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP), Argentina
Frédéric Mélin - Europan Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Italy
Nandini Menon - Nansen Environmental Research Centre (NERC), India
Renato Quiñones - University of Concepcion (UdeC), Chile
Shubha Sathyendranath - Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), UK
Sophie Seeyave - Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), UK
Seunghyun Son - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
Venetia Stuart - International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group (IOCCG), Canada
Xuerong Sun - University of Exeter (UoE), UK
Osvaldo Ulloa - University of Concepcion (UdeC), Chile