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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

3rd Millport Marine Symposium

Millport Field Centre, Isle of Cumbrae


19th - 20th October 2019 (Main Symposium Event on Saturday 19th October)


Millport centre view














 Invite and Call for Papers

This is an initial invite for attendees and call for papers for potential presenters for the third Millport Marine Symposium later this year.

Last year’s conference was a huge success with presentations spanning the length and breadth of the marine field; we had academics, conservationists, writers, students, researchers, poets, divers and ecologists (to name but a few) all speaking passionately about their part of the ocean realm. The proceedings of the event last year were compiled into a short document to give an flavour of the talks, posters and field excursions on offer which can be read here.

The Symposium in 2019 aims to be even bigger and better!

We are sticking with the same weekend event format, both to provide an immersive and memorable experience for those who want to attend the field excursions and also to allow attendees that may have to travel a bit further than others the chance to stay for a few days to explore our local Clyde marine environment.

Day tickets for the symposium are extremely cheap and we want to encourage as many local people as possible to attend the day of talks and presentations, which promises to be just as exciting as last year! The conference fee is also waived for anyone presenting a poster or giving a talk. The initial itinerary can be found in the invite along with details of costs, location, facilities etc. As this is the first call for papers, there is not an official programme of speakers yet (although plenty of exciting talks have been informally agreed already!) and this will be released later once the submission period has closed in August.

This event is aimed at everyone who is interested in the marine environment and all speakers are encouraged to pitch their talks to a diverse audience! We welcome submissions from anyone who feels they would have some fascinating marine work to share, be it student or researcher, lecturer or professional, artist or photographer. This in an amazing chance to showcase your work in a friendly but formal setting.

If you would like to present at the symposium, either a talk (10, 20 or 30 minutes)or a poster (with an optional 3 minute ‘flash talk’), please submit a title and a short proposal (<200 words) to [email protected]. Submissions must be received by Thursday 1st August.