ICES Conference Travel Funding

Riga, Latvia
September 19 - 23, 2016
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija

Travel Funding Available for New U.S. Participants
Requests for Travel Funds by new U.S. participants due 15 June 2016
Deadline for submission of abstracts to ICES, 30 April 2016

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is a leading forum for the promotion, coordination, and dissemination of research on physical, chemical, and biological systems in the North Atlantic and adjacent seas. ICES promotes the science of discovery in the marine realm. In addition, it provides advice on human impacts on marine ecosystems, including effects of fishing, but with strong emphasis on broader areas of concern in evolving ecosystem-based management. Information on ICES, its goals and activities is on the web U.S. Delegates to ICES, Dr. Steven Murawski (College of Marine Science, University of South Florida; and Dr. William Karp (NOAA, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, email can provide further information about ICES and its activities.

How to Apply
Limited funding to support travel to the Annual Science Conference, via a NSF grant to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is available to encourage participation by researchers from U.S. academic institutions. Strong preference will be given to scientists within 7 years of receipt of the PhD who are first-time ICES participants. Potential participants should submit abstracts for oral presentations or posters in one of the 20 theme sessions listed below (instructions can be found at Applicants for travel funds should communicate with Dr. Andy Solow (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution;, with a cc to Mary Schumacher ( and provide a copy of their accepted abstract, a short statement of reasons for attending, and a brief biographical sketch. Decisions on travel awards will be made by 1 July 2016.

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