2021 OTN Symposium


Connecting the dots: global aquatic tracking in a changing world

The 9th annual Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) Symposium will take place November 15-16, 2021. The online event will feature live presentations, panels and workshops.

About the OTN Symposium

OTN is a global aquatic research, data management and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The Symposium is an annual event that brings together researchers from across the globe to collaborate, develop strategies and seek new opportunities for the sustainable management of aquatic animals in changing ocean environments. It’s open to OTN collaborators, early career researchers, and anyone interested in aquatic animal tracking.

Please note that this event will take place in Atlantic Standard Time (AST/ UTC -4). Parts of the Symposium will be recorded and made available online following the event.

The OTN Symposium is a free virtual event. To register, please complete the online form linked below.

Those interested in presenting at the 2021 OTN Symposium are invited to submit an abstract.


1. Please submit abstracts (max 150 words) within the following presentation categories:

  • Applied research & management 
  • Multidisciplinary research  
  • Discovery science (e.g. statistics, biology, ecology)

2. Presentations should be 7 minutes in length, with an additional 3 minutes for questions.

4. The deadline to submit abstracts is August 16, 2021.

Successful presenters will be notified by September 20, 2021.

If you have any questions about the abstract submissions please contact Meghan: meghan.borland@dal.ca

Monitor your inbox, check this webpage and follow OTN on social media for regular updates related to the Symposium.


OTN Logo

All OTN collaborators are asked to acknowledge support by including the OTN logo in any presentations or communications materials.

Download the OTN logo here.


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