Marin Observation : From seabed to space - 12 > 16 octobre 2020
Submit an abstract

We are pleased to announce this call for abstracts for the 12th edition of Sea Tech Week.

This call is dedicated to researchers, PhD students, businesses and all organizations wanting to present works in research & innovation and innovation overall, during the dedicated 'papers sessions' (oral presentation) or in a poster.

Deadlines are extended (please see below).

Guidelines to submit an abstract:

  • English language only
  • Abstracts will be selected for oral or poster presentations
  • Presenters can submit multiple abstracts
  • Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract. Once submitted, your abstract can be amended within the deadline.
  • Contact the Sea Tech Week team if you need to withdraw the submission
  • Registration is required in order to be included in the programme and to have the abstract published on the Sea Tech Week website
  • Abstracts submitted by means other than the platform will not be accepted

Review process:

All abstracts will be forwarded to the Sea Tech Week committee for review. To increase the probability that your abstract will be selected for presentation, please consider the following criteria carefully:

  • Relevance to the overall theme of Sea Tech Week 2020, and to session themes where applicable
  • Research & Development and innovation approach.
  • Presentation of commercial products and services without any innovation approach will not be selected.

Important dates for abstract submission:

  • Deadline for abstract submission: April 28th 2020 - EXTENDED DEADLINE July 31st 2020
  • Notification of abstract acceptance (oral or poster presentation): May 18th 2020 Before mid-September 2020

Topics for oral and poster presentations include:

  • Hydrography
  • Bathymetry
  • Oceanography
  • Underwater and coastal mapping
  • Perception and localisation
  • Biotechnology
  • Energy resource and marine renewable energy
  • Marine and underwater robotics
  • Acoustics
  • Drone and AUV
  • Remote sensing
  • Imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Space-based technology
  • Data science, big data, data management
  • Infrastructures, observatory, observation platforms
  • Underwater intervention and manipulation
  • Deep sea
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate
  • Marine pollution
  • Genomics
  • Biology
  • Institutional and regulatory framework
  • Maritime Strategy
  • Marine environnement monitoring and management policies (MSFD, MPA,…)
  • Monitoring, security and safety
  • Economics and socio-economics
  • Geography and history
  • Science and society
  • Participatory science


Contributed presentation formats:

Oral presentations:

  • Oral presentations will be grouped by topic during the conference to make up a half-day ‘papers session”. Please choose from the list of topics when you submit your abstract to facilitate this process.
  • Oral presentations will be limited to 20 minutes: 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions.
  • The Sea Tech Week international committee is invited to chair these ‘papers sessions’.


  • Posters are a great opportunity to showcase your work in a creative, visual way and to have conversations with the other participants. Posters will be displayed by you on panels in a dedicated area within the congress centre.
  • You have to print your poster by yourself.
  • Posters format: A0, portrait layout. Eyelet system not available. The congress centre can provide adhesive material (Velcro).



(Title: 300 characters ; Abstract: 1 600 characters)



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