Financial support for attendance

The International Association of Biological Oceanography (IABO) is pleased to have some financial support provided by the Scientific Committee for Ocean Research (SCOR). This is intended to provide partial support to attend the conference to people from developing countries.

To be eligible you must be from one of the Developing Countries according to the World Bank categories (, have offered to present a talk or poster at the WCMB, and have made an application as below by the 31 June 2020.

Priority will be given to applicants who will be providing a novel and relevant presentation at the WCMB, who have obtained partial funding for their attendance, and are early in their scientific career (defined as 10 years since their PhD and under 40 years of age by SCOR).

To apply, please email to, in one pdf file that is labelled by your surname, the following:

(1) covering letter including why you wish to attend, what attendance funding you have to date, and your institutional affiliation,

(2) abstract submitted to the WCMB, and

(3) a CV with details of your current employment or studies, and professional history and accomplishments. Please exclude unnecessary personal information from the CV, like date of birth, sex, family relationships, photographs, and religious affiliations because these are not criteria to be used in the assessment of applications.


Registration now open!

Key Dates

Deadline for proposals for special sessions and Workshops: 1 December 2019
Call for abstracts / portal open: 2 March 2020
Registration opens: 2 March 2020
Abstract submissions close: 14 June 2020
Abstract acceptance notification sent: 1 July 2020
Early-bird Registration closes: 1 September 2020
Late Registration starts: 1 December 2020
Conference commences: 14 December 2020


Supporting organisation

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