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2016 CalCOFI Conference

The 2016 CalCOFI Conference will be in the NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Campus, San Diego, in La Jolla, CA, 5-7 December, 2016

Please go to the official CalCOFI Conference web site for up-to-date information regarding the conference:


Conference-related communications should be addressed to: Symposium questions should be addressed to:
John Heine Dr. Sam McClatchie
CalCOFI Conference Coordinator Supervisory Oceanographer, NOAA Fisheries
Southwest Fisheries Science Center Telephone: (858) 546-7083
565 Plaza Rd. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 USA  
Telephone: (904) 521-3526  
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Call For Papers

  • Verbal Presentations - A limited number of 15 minute contributed verbal presentations will be accepted, related to the symposium topic or the biology, physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology, politics or economics of the California Current System, its adjacent waters, and Eastern Boundary Currents. Abstracts of papers for verbal presentations must be received by the Conference Coordinator (John Heine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 1 Nov., 2016. These abstracts will be reviewed by a selection committee and authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission soon thereafter.
  • Poster presentations - It is not anticipated that poster presentations will be limited in number. In order for poster titles to be included in the conference program, they should be received by the Coordinator by 1 Nov.
Summary of Important Dates
15 October Deadline for financial aid requests
01 November Final Abstract due for both verbal presentations and posters (in English, in electronic format)
25 November Registration fees due
05 December

1300-1700 Opening of the Conference - Status of the California Current and its Fisheries
1700-1900 Reception at SWFSC

06 December 0800 CalCOFI Symposium, and Contributed Papers
1700-1900 Evening Poster Session at Martin Johnson House, SIO
07 December 0800 Contributed Papers
1700 Conclusion of CalCOFI Conference


The Coordinator must receive the $250 registration fee by 25 November. Late registration fee will be $300.
Please be aware ALL attendees need to register for the conference, including symposium speakers.
There are four payment options on the registration form: Check or Money Order (US dollars, made payable to "CalCOFI"), Agency Purchase Order or through PayPal, either by using a credit card or a PayPal account. These are explained in more detail below to help you with your registration. We cannot accept foreign currency or checks from foreign banks.\


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