The Symposium of the Conference
The CalCOFI Symposium will be convened by:Dr. Laura Rogers-Bennett, California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) Moss Landing, CA 14-16 December, 2015. Directions
The Coordinator must receive the $250 registration fee by 1 December. Late registration fee will be $300.
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.
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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.
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 1 November 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: firstname.lastname@example.org) by 6 November, 2015. 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 6 November.
Summary of Important Dates
|1 November||Deadline for financial aid requests|
|6 November||Final Abstract due for both verbal presentations and posters (in English, in electronic format)|
|1 December||Registration fees due|
|14 December||1300-1700 Opening of the Conference - Status of the California Current and its Fisheries|
|15 December||0800 CalCOFI Symposium, and Contributed Papers
1700-1900 Poster session at Moss Landing Marine Labs
|16 December||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 Hyatt Regency Monterey, The Inns of Monterey, and the Best Western Seacliff Inn. Ask for the CalCOFI Conference rate when you make your reservation.
The nearest airports are Monterey (about 20 miles) or San Jose (about 60 miles). Ground transportation is limited. Parking at MBARI is limited, and it is recommended that you carpool from your hotel.
Hyatt Regency Monterey ( Approx. 18 miles south of Moss Landing )
1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey, CA 93940
(888) 421-1442 or (402) 592-6464
Conference rate $139/nt., single or double occupancy.
Government rates may be lower. Cut-off date is 11/13/15.
Inns of Monterey: Casa Munras Hotel ( Approx. 18 miles south of Moss Landing )
Best Western Seacliff Inn ( Approx. 18 miles north of Moss Landing, towards Santa Cruz )
7500 Old Dominion Ct Aptos, California, 95003-3807
(800) 367-2003 or (831) 688-7300
Mention "CalCOFI Conference" for the conference rate of $110.
Government rates may be lower.
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:
Telephone: (707) 875-2035