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2015 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Chemical Oceanography (26-31 July, 2015 Holderness School Holderness, NH, USA)


Chemical Oceanography

Processes at Interfaces: Bridging Spatial, Temporal and Disciplinary Divides from Micro- to Global Scales

July 26-31, 2015
 Holderness School
Holderness, NH 

Kathleen C. Ruttenberg
Vice Chair:
Karen L. Casciotti


Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 28, 2015. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations. 


Related Meeting Information

The Chemical Oceanography Gordon Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Chemical Oceanography Gordon Research Seminar. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Please refer to the Chemical Oceanography GRS web page for more information. 


Meeting Overview

The Gordon Research Seminar on Chemical Oceanography is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is the nature of processes at interfaces across space and time, and how the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions at interfaces can profoundly shape chemical oceanography, whether those interfaces be large-scale spatial boundaries (such as between water masses, biomes, or at air-sea and land-sea interfaces), smaller-scale transitions (such as between zones of different redox state in the water column or sediments), or micro-scale boundaries (such as at the interface between plankton and their aquatic medium or between mineral surfaces and seawater). While the GRS aims to mainly act as a forum for postdocs and graduate students to present and discuss their research with their peers in a GRC-type atmosphere, but in the absence of a more senior cadre, the early-career scientists serving as GRS chair and vice-chair will also invite a keynote speaker to discuss professional development issues of concern to junior members of the field.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 25, 2015. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format



  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm