All abstracts presented in the SIEBM XX will be published in an eBook in the Frontiers in Marine Science Journal as conference papers and will be given a DOI number. Frontiers in Marine Science is an interdisciplinary open-access journal that publishes research on all aspects of the environment, biology, ecosystem functioning and human interactions with the oceans.

Abstract Preparation

Abstracts should be written in English and submitted using the . During the online submission process, participants should provide the complete list of authors who contributed to the work, as well as their affiliation details. The full title of your abstract should not contain more than 500 characters and should be written in lowercase. The maximum allowed word count for the abstract is 1000 words. Your abstract should include the problem statement, used methodology, obtained results and major conclusions. Abbreviations should be properly defined. Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling and/or grammatical errors. No English proofreading will be done and it will be reproduced exactly as submitted if accepted. Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards. You should also select the presentation type (oral and/or poster) and topic (5 main thematic preferences). References are not mandatory, but if you want to add it they must be formatted according to the author guidelines (maximum 1000 characters). You have also the option during the abstract submission of include up to two figures. No supplementary material is accepted.

The Scientific Committee may request additional information about abstracts and/or further review. Each participant can submit up to 2 abstracts, but since the number of oral presentations is limited, only one can be an oral presentation (i.e. one oral presentation and one poster or two posters). Participants with accepted abstracts must register and pay their registration fees until the scheduled deadlines. If payment is not received by the deadline (or is received after the deadline), the abstract(s) will be automatically withdrawn and will not appear in the Program and on-line Abstract Book. Presenting authors will be notified as to whether their abstracts have been accepted, as well as the date, time and type of their presentations.

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations cannot exceed 15 minutes, including the 3 minute period for questions and debate with the audience. There will be a timer on the podium and a system of cards (green card – 2 minutes left; yellow card – one minute left; red card – no time available) to inform the speaker of the available time for the conclusion of the presentation. Please be advised that presentations exceeding the limit of 15 minutes will be cut off by the moderators in the interest of time. There will be a laptop computer available in the session room. Participants should have their presentations ready the day before their scheduled sessions. Please bring a copy of your presentation (ppt or pptx format only) in a USB Pen (CD-ROM is also accepted). Please use standard fonts! Your presentation should be labeled with the thematic session, date of presentation, title, and the name of the speaker. Please save your document as SIEBMXX_YOURNAME. Additional computers will be provided to upload presentations and to test them. A technician will help you with any technical issues. Presentations can be done in Portuguese, Spanish and English, but we recommend to keep the slides in English in order to reach a larger audience.

Poster presentations

Posters should be in English and formatted to fit a maximum size of standard A0-format (841 x 1189 mm) in portrait orientation. At registration, you will be provided with instructions on your poster location and will be given a number. The number will be on the poster board assigned to your poster. Materials to secure posters to the boards will also be provided. The title and author list must appear at the top of the poster. It is recommended to use a photo of the presenting author in the upper right corner. You can also bring some A4 copies of your poster for distribution.