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Notification of Selection Result for the WESTPAC Young Scientists Travel Grant

 
 
Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the selection result on the Young Scientists Travel Grant for the upcoming WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium, which will take place in Nha Trang, Vietnam, 22-25 April 2014. With great contribution of the Governments of Vietnam, China and Republic of Korea, 50 out of 150 applicants will be provided with partial or full travel grant in support of their participation in the Symposium. Please find the list of funded young scientists
here.

The selection was jointly made by all Session Conveners, the International Scientific Steering Committee and the National Organizing Committee, in accordance with a series of criteria, mainly on scientific quality of submitted abstracts, gender equality, and geographic representation.

I would like to extend sincere thanks to all session conveners for their good job done, and congratulate those on being selected to receive the travel grant.

Last, but not the least, the National Organizing Committee will:

* Provide the selection results to relevant session conveners to facilitate the arrangement of their respective sessions;

* Communicate with selected applicants for detailed logistic arrangements

Warm regards,

Dr. Vo Si Tuan
Chairman of National Organizing Committee

 

Important Deadlines

31 January 2014:
Notification of abstract acceptance and financial support grant

15 February 2014:
Confirmation of participation by paper presenters

22 March 2014:
Application for Selection of WESTPAC Best Young Scientist Award 2014

30 June 2014:
Manuscript Submission for the Special Issue of Ocean Science Journal (OSJ)

31 March 2015:
Date of publication
 

 

   
     

 

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WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium

22-25 April 2014, Nha Trang, Vietnam
 
 
Guideline for WESTPAC Best Young Scientist Award 2014

In order to assist young scientist to dedicate themselves to marine science, and observation, the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) decided to award four prizes to the young scientists at the upcoming 9th WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium, two for the best oral presentation and two for the best poster.

The four winners will be awarded the full financial support for their participation to the next WESTPAC International Scientific Symposium in 2017 once their abstracts are accepted, including the most economic roundtrip air ticket, food and local accommodations.

Generic Criteria for Candidates:

Candidate shall meet all criteria below:
• under 35 years old as of 22 April 2014 with his/her abstract has been accepted for this Symposium;
• has registered and will be present at the Symposium;
• has applied for the financial Travel Support Program or indicated his/her Master or Ph.D students status when registering for this Symposium.

For those young scientist under 35 years, who has neither applied for the Young Scientist Travel Support nor indicated his/her student status when registering for the symposium, wishing to join the selection, please send your request directly to the Local Organizing Committee at: dmthu.io@gmail.com, as soon as possible, preferably no later than 22 March 2014.


General Process and Criteria for the Selection:

Each Candidate will be ranked between 0 and 5 (5 being the best mark) based on following generic criteria:
• Quality of abstracts
• Originality, scientific importance
• Methodology
• Quality of slides, oral presentation and answers to the questions, or
• Quality of the poster, its presentation and answers to the questions

For the selection of Best Young Scientist Oral Presentation:

Session Chair/ Conveners are supposed to select no more than 1 best young scientist oral presentation, IF ANY, from their respective session and submit it , together with brief justification, to the International Scientific Steering Committee (ylee@kiost.ac; and noraieni@mosti.gov.my) for final selection.

For the selection of Best Young Scientist Poster:

ISSC will review and select the best young scientist poster in accordance with the poster presentation and display as well as the evaluation form provided.

The final selection will be made by the International Scientific Steering Committee for the Symposium with assistance of respective Session Conveners and other invited experts if needed as panel judges..

These awards will be presented by the International Scientific Steering Committee at the Symposium, tentatively at the farewell banquet on the evening of 24 April 2014.

 

Important Deadlines

31 January 2014:
Notification of abstract acceptance and financial support grant

15 February 2014:
Confirmation of participation by paper presenters
 
22 March 2014:
Application for Selection of WESTPAC Best Young Scientist Award 2014

30 June 2014:

Manuscript Submission for the Special Issue of Ocean Science Journal (OSJ)

31 March 2015:
Date of publication

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Editorial board:

Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Vo Si Tuan, Dr. Youn-Ho Lee, Prof. Dr. Shuhei Nishida

Guest Editorial Board Members: to be finalized by 31 January 2014

WESTPAC and the international journal “Ocean Science Journal (OSJ)” have decided to publish a special issue of OSJ for the WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium titled “Healthy Ocean for Prosperity and Scientific Challenges and Possible Solutions –Special Issue for the WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium”.

Ocean Science Journal is a professional scientific journal focusing on the seas in the Asia-Pacific regions, and is currently seeking approval to be on the Science Citation Index (SCI) of Thomson Reuters.

OSJ is currently registered to 25 renowned bibliographic databases including SCOPUS, and has an “Estimated Impact Factor” of 0.957, which is quite competitive in the field of marine science. Click HERE for more information on OSJ.

The guidelines for preparation and submission for manuscripts will be announced in March 2014. Participants who wish to submit their papers for publication in the OSJ are advised to take notice of the upcoming announcement at the Symposium website.

 

 

   
     


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WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium

22-25 April 2014, Nha Trang, Vietnam
 
 

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Upon the kind offer of the Government of Vietnam, the WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium entitled “A Healthy Ocean for Prosperity in the Western Pacific: Scientific Challenges and Possible Solutions” will be hosted by the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), and organized by the Institute of Oceanography, VAST; National IOC Committee for Vietnam and IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC).

Objectives

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The objectives of the Symposium are to bring together marine scientists, particularly young scientists, with a view to examining the achievements in marine sciences over the last 25 years, advancing marine scientific knowledge, and catalyzing multi- and cross-disciplinary collaboration towards the improvement in management practices and decision-making processes for sharing the wealth of the ocean to benefit all.

Sessions

All sessions are open to all participants, and will focus around three main themes: (1) Understanding Ocean Processes in the Indo-Pacific Region; (2) Ensuring Marine Biodiversity, Food Safety and Security; and (3) Maintenance of Ocean Health.

Understanding Ocean Processes in the Indo-Pacific Region
Role of the Indo-Pacific Ocean in regional climate change and variability
● Status, trends and effects of climate, natural disturbances and anthropogenic stressors on ocean ecosystems
● Risk/vulnerability assessment on coastal sea-level related hazards focusing on sea level rise, storm surges and coastal erosion
● Sediment source-to-sink process in the Western Pacific  

Ensuring Marine Biodiversity, Food Safety and Security
● Status, trends of marine biodiversity and productivity (including marine endangered species, invasive species, etc.)
● Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
● Toxic marine organisms and seafood safety  

Maintenance of Ocean Health
● Changing ocean biogeochemistry and its ecosystem impact (particularly nutrient supply and cycles, hypoxia, POPs and heavy metals)
● Ocean acidification and its effects on marine ecosystems
● Harmful algal blooms
● Restoration and conservation of marine ecosystems
● Remote sensing in integrated coastal and marine management

Cross-cutting and Emerging Issues
● Development and demonstration of ocean forecasting system
● Technical and technological developments, and data management in coastal and open ocean observations
● Marine renewable energy
● Good practices in, and lessons learnt from capacity development for marine science and ocean governance  

Moreover, one Senior Officials Forum is being planned in view of the importance of engaging governmental officials in charge of marine science, observation and capacity building.

 

Important Deadlines  

15 December 2013:
Abstract submission and financial support application

31 December 2013:
Deadline for Notification of Abstract Acceptance and Financial support Grant Extended

15 February 2014:
Confirmation of participation by paper presenters

Registration & Fee
All registration fees will be used to cover meals, reception and printing materials. To plan our events more efficiently, interested participants are encouraged to pre-register as early as possible via our Online Pre/Registration and Payment Form at: http://www.vnio.org.vn/9thwestpacsymp

 

USD

Early registration:

100

Registration after 30/10/2013:

150

Students:

80

Spouse:

50

Travel & Accommodation
More detailed information concerning travel and transportation can be found in the symposium website: www.vnio.org.vn/9thwestpacsymp.

Financial Support
Financial support will be available for a limited number of participants, especially for young scientists and students from developing countries in the WESTPAC region.

Contact Address

Local Secretariat for the WESTPAC 9th International Scientific Symposium
Mrs. Do Minh Thu
Institute of Oceanography
01 Cau Da, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
Tel: (84-58) 3590035
Fax: (84-58) 3590034
Email: dmthu.io@gmail.com  

and/or

IOC Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Ms. Nachapa Saransuth
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
Tel: +66 2 1411288
Fax: +66 2 1439245
Email: snachapa@gmail.com; n.saransuth@unesco.org

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Keynote Addresses

● Achievements and perspectives of marine science in the region
● Climate change and variability and its related disasters in the region
● Climate and anthropogenic impacts to and resilience of ecosystems in the region
● Latest scientific advances and innovations in ocean observations techniques
● Impacts on the ocean and coasts following the 2011 Japan Tsunami
● Marine processes and resource management towards sustaining marine biodiversity and food security

 

 

   
     

Guidelines for the WESTPAC Best Young Scientist Award 2014.

    
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