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2015 Gulf of Mexico
March 13 - 15, 2015
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:
March 2, 2015

Abstract Deadline:
March 2, 2015
Abstracts are welcome regardless of the stage of research
Both oral presentations and posters will be accepted

Schedule of Events (tentative on number of presenters)

Friday, March 13
7-9 pm: Registration, Dorm check-in 
7-10 pm: Welcome Social 

Saturday, March 14
7-8:10 am: Breakfast / Check-in / Registration
8:10 - 9:15 am: Welcome and Keynote Speaker

(Shelby Hall)
9:30 - 10:00 am: Session I
10:30 - 111:00 am: Break
11:00 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: Break
4:30 - 5:30 pm Session V

5:30 - 6:00 pm Poster Setup/ Break
6:00 - 6:45 pm: Poster Sessions
7:00 -10:00 pm: Banquet / Awards at the Estuarium

Sunday, March 15
9:30 am: Dorm Check-out / Breakfast

Registration Fee: $40 (includes Registration, Welcome Social, Breakfasts, Lunch, T-shirt and Banquet)
Dorm Fee: $8 for 1 night
                   $15 for 2 nights
Total: $55 (registration, 2 nights in the dorm)

Late Registration (after March 2): $45
Walk-ins are welcome at the Late Registration price, but we recommend registering early to reserve accommodations in the dorms. Space may be limited. 

GSS Sponsor List

University of South Alabama

DISL Fondation