The Symposium of the Conference
Predicting the California Current System
The CalCOFI Symposium will be convened by: Dave Checkley, SIO
The California Current System (CCS) extends from British Columbia to Baja California. The southern end of the CCS has been observed by CalCOFI for more than 65 years. What will the CCS be like in the coming decades and beyond? How well can the CCS, or parts of it, be forecast on the scale of days to seasons? How will warming, stratification, acidification, and deoxygenation affect the CCS? How well management and policy decisions are informed depends on answers to such questions. The 2015 CalCOFI Symposium will address these issues. Presentations will include such topics as the prediction of the California Current using statistical and dynamical models, ranging from physics to fishers, and including the atmosphere and ocean. Model types will include general circulation models, regional models, Atlantis-type models, and hybrids including fish and human biology.
The Coordinator must receive the $250 registration fee by 1 December. Late registration fee will be $270.
Please be aware ALL attendees need to register for the conference, including symposium speakers.
There are three payment options on the registration form: Check or Money Order (US dollars, made payable to "CalCOFI"), Agency Purchase Order 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.
PAYMENT OPTION INFORMATION
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.
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 mailing address to mail your check or money order.
Registration fee: $250
Graduate Student: Registration fee reduced to $150.
NOTE: The payment buttons below are only if you have already completed the registration form selecting PayPal as your payment option, but have not yet completed the PayPal payment. Otherwise, please visit the registration form above, which will provide information on payment options and directions.
Limited financial assistance will be available to graduate students who are presenting. Requests for financial aid will be considered in the order that they are received and requests should be made no later than 15 October to the attention of the Conference Coordinator (John Heine).
Call for Papers
- Verbal Presentations - A limited number of 15 minute contributed verbal presentations (~16) will be accepted, related to the symposium topic or the biology, physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, politics or economics of the California Current System, its adjacent waters, and Eastern Boundary Currents. Abstracts of papers for verbal presentations must be received by the Conference Coordinator (John Heine: email@example.com) by 31 October, 2014. These abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee and authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission soon thereafter.
- Poster presentations - It is not anticipated that poster presentations will be limited in number. In order for poster titles to be included in the conference program, they should be received by the Coordinator by 31 October.
Summary of Important Dates
|15 October||Deadline for financial aid requests|
|31 October||Final Abstract due for both verbal presentations and posters (in English, in electronic format)|
|1 December||Registration fees due|
|8 December||1300-1700 Opening of the Conference - Status of the California Current and its Fisheries
1700-1900 Evening Reception
0800 CalCOFI Symposium, and Contributed Papers
1700-1900 Poster session at Seaside Forum Terrace
0800 Contributed Papers
1700 Conclusion of CalCOFI Conference
Dress, Climate, and Facilities
In December, the weather can be cool, so appropriate dress should be considered. Dress for conference sessions is casual. For your convenience we have obtained special Conference rates from the Hotel La Jolla and the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Ask for the CalCOFI Conference rate when you make your reservation.
Hotel La Jolla ( Approx. 1 mile to SIO )
|Phone:||For reservations call (858) 459-0261|
Online booking rate code use "CUS"
|Room Rate:||$149.00 (UCSD rate) per night|
La Jolla Shores Hotel ( Approx. 0.5 miles to SIO )
|Phone:||For reservations call (800) 476-0604 and mention "CalCOFI Conference"|
Garden Patio room - $139.00
Garden Patio room w/ kitchenette - $159
Coastal View room - $179
Coastal View room w/ kitchenette - $189
Beachfront room - $199
Beachfront room w/ kitchenette - $209
CommunicationsConference related communications should be addressed to:
CalCOFI Conference Coordinator
Southwest Fisheries Science Center
566 Plaza Rd.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 USA
Telephone: (904) 521-3526
Symposium questions should be addressed to:
Director SIO CalCOFI Telephone: (858) 546-4228