call for papers

  • Abstract Submission is now closed
  • Notification to Authors: End of January 2024


Thank you to those that submitted an abstract.  All abstracts are being reviewed and notifications to authors will be sent by the end of January 2024

Guidelines for the submission of abstracts

Authors wishing to present an oral presentation or poster are invited to submit an abstract of a maximum of 350 words (not including title and author names and affiliations).

  • All submissions must be made in English.
  • Abstracts are not edited by the organisers and author corrections will not be accepted after the abstract deadline date. Abstracts should be checked carefully for accuracy prior to submission.
  • The body of the abstract may be a maximum of 350 words.
  • The abstract should be as informative as possible and should include an explanation as to why the paper meets the conference theme.
  • Abstracts will be blind reviewed.
  • Abstracts must NOT contain figures, tables, photos or illustrations.
  • Please note, once you have submitted your abstract, you cannot return to make any changes. Therefore, we advise that you save the abstract as a draft until you are certain that your abstract is ready for submission. If you wish to make any amendments to your submitted abstract until the submission deadline, Friday 1st December 2023 (23.59 UK time), or withdraw your abstract, please email

You will receive an automatic confirmation of your submission by email, so please check your spam filter if you don’t see it in your inbox.

Please note:
Submissions will be accepted or rejected based on:

  • submission to the correct category
  • adherence to the guidelines for submission to the correct and subcategory
  • quality of the submission
  • Relevance to the overall conference theme of ‘balance’
  • decisions on acceptance or rejection of submissions will be made by the end of January 2024.


To view the submission criteria for Workshops click here


  • Acute impacts to wildlife
  • Coexistence vs conflict*
  • Community benefit and stakeholder engagement
  • Ecosystem changes
  • Interaction with oceanography and marine meteorology
  • Marine heritage and culture
  • Novel wildlife monitoring methods
  • Policy, planning and management
  • Resilience to climate change

Can be coexistence/conflict between technologies or between a technology and other.