Ocean News

Save Our Seas Sponsors Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (OCS) Conference

17th April 2012

This year’s OCS conference will be a joint Australian Society and Fish Biology (ASFB) and the Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (OCS) conference and symposium to be held in Adelaide, South Australia, from 16th-18th July 2012.

The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for this region’s leading shark and ray experts, along with students and up and coming early career researchers, to come together to share ideas, update information and report on the progress of the most recent scientific studies in the field of shark and ray research.

The OCS will be offering several awards to assist students in attending this year’s joint conference and symposium with ASFB to be held in Adelaide. This year. Save Our Seas Foundation provides registration and travel costs for three students.

To apply for an award, please complete and return the attached application form to secretary@oceaniasharks.org.au by 31st of May. Applicants are asked to give a brief explanation about why they need travel assistance, as well as the significance of their work. A panel of judges from the OCS council will select award recipients, and although there are no strict criteria for judging the awards, successful recipients in the past have been those students who provided the strongest case of why they need assistance and given specific reasons why it is important for them to attend the conference. To be eligible you must be a current member of OCS.