11th WESTPAC International Marine Science Conference

24-27 August 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

“Charting the Course of Ocean Science for a Prosperous Indo-Pacific”

Transformations in the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)

WESTPAC Best Young Scientist Award

Guideline for WESTPAC Best Young Scientist Award 2021

In order to assist young scientist to dedicate themselves to marine science, the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) decided to award four prizes to the young scientists at the upcoming 11th WESTPAC International Marine Science Conference, 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 Marine Science Conference in 2024 once their abstracts are accepted, including the most economic roundtrip air ticket, food, and local accommodations.

Generic Criteria for Candidates

A candidate shall meet all the criteria below:

  • Under 35 years old as of 24 August 2021 with an accepted abstract
  • Has registered and will be present at the conference.

General Process and Criteria for the Selection

Each Candidate will be ranked between 0 and 5 (5 being the best mark) based on the following general 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

General Process and Criteria for the Selection

Session co-conveners are supposed to select no more than one best young scientist oral presentation, IF ANY, from their respective session and submit it, together with brief justification, to the International Scientific Steering Committee for final selection.

For the Selection of Best Young Scientist Poster

International Scientific Steering Committee 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 conference with the 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 conference. Young scientists who are willing to be considered for this award are requested to kindly mention their willingness in the Abstract Template.

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