Call for Abstracts

Abstracts Due October 9

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Coastal GeoTools 2021 is going virtual.

You are invited to submit one or more abstracts of 300 words or less. All abstracts must be submitted by October 9, 2020, via the online submission form. No faxed or paper abstracts will be accepted. All expenses involved in preparing and presenting papers are the responsibility of the presenters. All presenters are required to pay registration fees.

Submitted abstracts will be subject to peer review, and acceptance emails will be sent in early November.

Accepted abstracts will be compiled, as submitted, into the conference proceedings, so presenters must edit their abstracts before submission.

Session Types                                                                                 

In addition to our standard GeoTools session types, we are offering a new kind of session for GeoTools 2021.  Short and Sweet presentations are 10 minutes in length and an excellent opportunity to highlight your project results in a fast-paced format. Other session types are traditional oral presentations and tools showcase.

Short and Sweet Presentation: Ready to change it up? Submit an abstract to tell your story in 10 minutes or less with minimal use of text. This is your opportunity to be creative and experiment with presentation techniques. Similar topics will be combined to form 60- or 90-minute sessions.

Traditional Oral Presentation: More of a traditionalist? Submit an abstract to give a 20-minute presentation. Similar topics will be combined to form 60- or 90-minute sessions.

Tools Showcase: Have a cool online tool to highlight? Submit an abstract to demonstrate a tool interactively to participants.

Conference Tracks

Abstracts should profile proven approaches that support one or more of these coastal management goals: healthy ecosystems, resilient communities, or vibrant and sustainable economies. Sessions will be organized within the following tracks:

  • Data Access
  • Decision-Support Tools
  • Emerging Technologies: Data Acquisition and Processing, Artificial Intelligence
  • Use of Digital Coast Resources
  • Best Practices in Leveraging Partnerships
  • Building the Next Generation of Geospatial Professionals
  • Innovative Training Methods and Citizen Science

How the Virtual Presentations Will Work

Each presenter will be required to prerecord their presentation approximately three weeks before the conference week. Specific instructions and guidelines will be provided by the conference organizers, and a technology Q&A session will also be offered prior to recording. During the conference, each recorded presentation will be followed by a live question and answer period to allow presenters an opportunity to directly interact with participants.

How the Virtual Tools Showcase Will Work

This will be a live event where participants will enter virtual rooms during the Tools Showcase time period to see demonstrations of the tools and talk with presenters. Each presenter will provide a description of their tool and PDFs of any handouts, and these will be posted on the conference Tools Showcase webpage. Each presenter for the Tools Showcase will set up a meeting using their technology platform of choice, and that link will also be included on the Tools Showcase webpage. Specific guidelines and directions will be provided to each presenter well in advance of the conference.