Instructions for oral and poster presentations and abstract submission


The 2016 symposium oral presentations will be structured around presenting a synthesis* of the collective work from each project during the past year.

* “Synthesis” refers to the compilation of the research undertaken over the last year by HQP under each OTN project (4.1, 4.2, 4.3.,…, 4.16)

HQP from each project are encouraged to work collaboratively to develop a succinct overview of the objectives, any collaborations, outreach, and results of their collective work during the past year. One HQP will be asked to present this overview at the symposium.

Presentation structure:

  • HQP from each project will collaboratively prepare a single abstract and a 12-minute presentation on their respective project (4.1, 4.2, …4.16) that is not only a research update, but also some synthesis based on the work of each member of the group.
    I.e.,  16 presentations/speakers representing the 16 OTN Canada projects
  • One HQP from each project will be elected (or volunteer) to present the overview on behalf of the other members of the project. Preferably someone who has not presented at OTN symposia before
  • The presenter will be responsible for submitting the jointly-crafted abstract via the abstract submission link 
  • All HQP that are not doing an oral presentation are asked to prepare a poster on their individual study. Please submit a short summary of your poster for the program via the abstract submission link

Guidelines for oral presentations:

  • Powerpoint
  • Presentations will be 12 minutes long with 3 minutes for questions
  • 150 word abstract limit
  • Abstract submissions are due Friday, April 29

Guidelines for posters presentations:

  • Please ensure your poster conforms to the following specifications to accommodate all posters spots available:
    3.5 ft. x 3.8 ft. (42′’ x 46″) (width x height; portrait).
  • OTN and NSERC logos are located on the sidebar
  • Please bring your poster with you on the morning of the symposium!

Questions or clarifications related to the structure of the presentations or abstract guidelines or submission may be directed to Nikki Beauchamp, or Amy Ryan,


(Project 4.1) Coupled Physical-Biogeochemical Ocean Modeling and Assimilation

(Project 4.2) Ocean observation component: OTN gliders

(Project 4.3) Accelerometry techniques and applications

(Project 4.4) Survival strategies of Atlantic salmon in the UNESCO Bras d’Or Lakes Biosphere Reserve

(Project 4.5) Oceanic migrations of threatened American eel to spawning grounds in the Sargasso Sea

(Project 4.6) Atlantic sturgeon movement and habitat use

(Project 4.7) Grey seals as bioprobes: predicting ecosystem impacts

(Project 4.8) Visualization and Modelling of Complex Marine Observations

(Project 4.9) Predicting the impacts of climate change on salmonids in the north

(Project 4.10) Fish and marine interactions in the High Arctic

(Project 4.11) Deep-water Arctic marine fishes: developing commercial fisheries

(Project 4.12) Delayed mortality, behaviours, and physiology of salmon in fisheries bycatch

(Project 4.13) Evaluating the sustainability of catch-and-release angling practices in adult salmonids

(Project 4.14) Seasonal movements and spawning migrations of white sturgeon

(Project 4.15) Survival and movements of out-migrating juvenile Pacific salmon

(Project 4.16) Mobilizing new science for fisheries policy and management: the case of biotelemetry and Pacific salmon species in Canada

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