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2012 Gulf of Mexico
March 2 - 4, 2012
Dauphin Island, AL



Hosted by:
The Marine Sciences Graduate Student Organization
Dauphin Island Sea Lab and University of South Alabama 

Program Overview

The mission of the GSS is to provide graduate students in aquatic, marine, and biological sciences the opportunity to exchange information and ideas and present their graduate research in a supportive setting with their peers. Both formal and informal presentation styles are welcome. Typically presentations range from concepts to methods to finished theses and dissertations. This conference allows graduate students the opportunity to practice presentations prior to professional meetings and degree defenses, and to network with graduate students and faculty throughout the region.

The venue for this year's symposium is the campus of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, a marine science consortium which houses research from participating universities in Alabama. Dauphin Island is a barrier island approximately 45 minutes south of Mobile, Alabama.

Registration Deadline:
Feb. 25, 2012

Abstract Deadline:
Feb 17, 2012
Abstracts are welcome regardless of the stage of research
Both oral presentations and posters will be accepted

Schedule of Events (tentative on number of presenting)

Friday, March. 2
7-9 pm: Registration, Dorm check-in
7-10 pm: Social

Saturday, March. 3
7-8:10 am: Breakfast / Check-in / Registration
8:10 - 8:15 am: Welcome and Opening Comments (Shelby Hall)
8:30 - 10:00 am: Session I
10:00 - 10:30 am: Break
10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Session II

Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm: Session III
2:30 - 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm: Session IV
4:00 - 4:30 pm: Poster Session / Break
4:30 - 5:30 Keynote Talk

6:00 pm: Banquet
7:00 -10:00 pm: Banquet / Awards

Sunday, March 4
9:30 am: Dorm Check-out / Breakfast

GSS Sponsor List

University of South Alabama

DISL Fondation



Registration Fee: $20
Dorm Fee: $8 for 1 night (includes Continental Breakfast for next morning)
$15 for 2 nights (includes continental breakfast Mar. 3 & 4)
Banquet Fee: $15
Lunch Fee: $8
Total: $58 (registration, 2 nights in the dorm, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and the banquet)

Late Registration (after Feb 25): $25
Walk-ins are welcome at the Late Registration price, but we recommend registering early to reserve accommodations in the dorms. Space may be limited.
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