The Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography provides recent graduates, or soon to graduate, PhD-level chemical oceanographers with an opportunity to present their dissertation research in front of their professional peers and to forge professional relationships that will facilitate their future research and academic careers.
The DISCO XXIV symposium for chemical oceanographers with recent PhDs will be held at the Kaua’i Marriott in Lihue, Kaua’i, from 5–9 October 2014. This symposium will be jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and coordinated by the University of Hawaii’s Conference Center.
Participation in the DISCO symposium is by invitation only to applicants who have completed a dissertation concerning an important problem in ocean chemistry. Dissertations must have been completed after 30 June 2013, or applicants must provide certification from their department chair or Dean that they will complete their degree by 1 July 2015. The deadline to apply was 21 April 2014: the application period is now closed. Applications received by this date are being reviewed by a screening committee and invitations will be issued by 20 June 2014.