Deep-Sea Biology Symposium Deadlines and Funding

[From the INDEEP mailing list]

The next Deep-Sea Biology Symposium will be held in Monterey, California on 9-14 September 2018, and some important deadlines are fast approaching. Early registration rates, abstract submissions, and travel award requests are due on March 30th! Please visit for more information. If you need a pre-acceptance letter for an abstract, or wish to register with the undergraduate student discount, please email the organizers at

Additional funding opportunity – two travel awards sponsored by JMSE ( for postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D. students to attend marine science & engineering related conferences in 2018. The award will be 800 CHF (Swiss Francs) for each winner. Application deadline is 20 April 2018. Please find additional details and apply here:

Finally – SAVE THE DATE: DOSI DAY  9th September 2018
If you are interested in joining the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative for a one-day workshop (approx 9am – 5 pm) on Sunday 9th September, the day of the evening DSBS registration, we would love you welcome you so please book your travel accordingly.

We aim to spend some of the day on DOSI working group updates and planning, followed by a session on  “A decade of deep-ocean science for sustainable development” where we will collectively plan for integration of deep ocean science into the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). We will also have discussions around science questions that need to be addressed in order to fill knowledge gaps for the conservation and sustainable use of BBNJ, and discuss requirements to lift current scientific capacity (global, regional and national) to address these questions.
If this DOSI Day is of interest to you (and we would hope it is!), please do keep it in mind when booking flights and accommodation for the DSBS. We are likely to have maximum capacity for around 100 participants (TBC). We will be in touch in due course with further information concerning agenda, venue etc.In the meantime, it would be useful if you would register your intention to attend via this Google Doc, so we can gauge interest:

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