First Announcement and Call for Papers

Conference Date, Location, and General Information

The 2005 CalCOFI Conference will be in Sumner Auditorium, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, beginning Monday December 5, 2005 at 1pm and ending Wednesday December 7, 2005 at 3pm. Please make your own transportation arrangements to the conference site. In December, the weather can be cool and damp, so appropriate dress should be considered. Dress for conference sessions is casual.
Area maps: SIO Directions, Overview SIO Map, SIO Map showing Sumner Hall


CalCOFI: the sum of the parts

Only a small percent of CalCOFI-associated Principal Investigators or their projects ever appear on a CalCOFI budget.  This is because a diverse array of research programs are attracted to CalCOFI by the historical database, or by the quarterly cruises, and are able to use these to leverage independent funding.  All of these contribute to the intellectual vigor and scientific output of CalCOFI.  This symposium will celebrate our ancillary projects - from past to present and from graduate student research to multi-year, multi-million dollar programs.


LODGING: Hotel Reservations

For your convenience we have obtained special Conference rates from the Hotel La Jolla, and the Sea Lodge. The Hotel La Jolla and the Sea Lodge offer their guests free parking. When contacting the hotels ask for the CalCOFI Conference rate. See specific reservation deadlines for either hotel. After these dates the CalCOFI Conference rate is on availability only. You may want to seek other accommodations.

Lodging at the Sea Lodge

8110 Camino del Oro
La Jolla, CA 92037

Lodging at Hotel La Jolla

7955 La Jolla Shores Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Parking at the Conference

The street parking on La Jolla Shores Drive fills up very early in the morning.  Parking fees and fines will not be reimbursed by the conference.  Please allow enough time to find a parking space if you will be driving to the conference.  There will be a limited number of parking permits for sale at the conference.


Fee: $160.00
The Coordinator must receive your registration fee no later than November 1, 2005.

To register, please fill out the Registration Form. There are four payment options on the registration form: Check or Money Order (US dollars), Agency Purchase Order, UCSD Index number, or through PayPal, either by using a credit card or a PayPal account. These are explained in more detail below to help you with your registration. We cannot accept foreign currency or checks from foreign banks.

***Please fill out and submit the Registration Form.***


PayPal: Since we cannot accept foreign currency or checks from foreign banks, PayPal is an option that enables our foreign participants to prepay their registration fee. Participants may use a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX or Discover) or a PayPal account.  After submitting your registration form you will be directed to PayPal for this transaction.
Agency Purchase Order: For individual participants please specify agency. For those submitting the purchase order, you can either fax or email.
UCSD Index Number: Specify the index number on the registration form.
Check or Money Order payable in US dollars from a US bank to "CalCOFI": Upon completion of your registration form you will be given the mailiing address to mail your check or money order.
Invited Speaker or Graduate Student: Registration fee waived.

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Financial Assistance

The registration fee is waived for graduate students involved with verbal or poster presentations, as well as graduate students wanting to only attend the conference. In addition, limited financial assistance will be available for student travel and peridem (approximately $500 total for all students). Please submit a one-page request explaining your financial need, including a breakdown of your expected accommodation and transportation expenses. Priority will be given to those students presenting talks or posters. Please email requests to the Conference Coordinator (Charleen Johnson, email: no later than October 14, 2005.


September 12, 2005 Titles and Draft Abstracts of proposed verbal transactions due
September 16, 2005 Poster titles due
October 10, 2005 Notifications to authors
Second Announcement
October 14, 2005 Deadline for financial aid requests
November 1, 2005 Deadline for submitting Registration and Fee
November 4, 2005 Final Abstract due for both transactions & posters (in English, in electronic format)
December 5, 2005 1300 - Opening of the Conference
Status of the California Current and its Fisheries
December 5, 2005 Conference Buffet Dinner
December 6, 2005 0800 - Verbal Contributions
Reception and evening poster session
December 7, 2005 0800 - Conclusion of Verbal Contributions
1500 - Conclusion of the CalCOFI Conference 2005


Conference related communications should be addressed to:

Charleen Johnson, CalCOFI Conference Coordinator
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0218
UCSD/SIO, 2251 Sverdrup Hall
La Jolla, CA 92093-0218