Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Third Scientific Symposium, November 2-4, 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Aloha! Welcome to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Science Symposium Webpage. This page is continually being updated to add the latest information regarding the symposium.

The Third Scientific Symposium will provide a forum for scientific presentations on
NWHI research and management that have advanced our knowledge since the last
Symposium in 1984. Topics at the symposium will include sea turtles, seabirds,
marine mammals, marine and terrestrial living resources, fisheries, oceanography,
mapping, socio-economics management strategies and assessment methodologies,
including ecological and foraging models. Contributions on these topics pertaining
to NWHI research will be considered. English is the official language of the Symposium.
A detailed program schedule along with abstracts for paper and poster presentations
will be available shortly before the Symposium on this website.

For more information and history on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands click here.

For more information about the symposium download:

Symposium structure and provisional program (PDF, 256 KB)

Registration

The deadline for early registration is September 1, 2004, and the cost for standard registration increases by $50 after September 1. There are special rates for students, spouses/guests for the reception, and rates without proceedings/amenities. Please see the registration form for more details.

Registration Form (PDF, 115 KB)

Additional Information:

Poster Presentation Guidelines
Oral Presentations

Audio Visual Technical Details
Symposium Registration
Publication of the Symposium Proceedings
Printed Abstracts
Copyright Permission
Abstracts

Venue
Accommodations
Contact Us

Poster Presentation GuidelinesBaby sea turtles at French Frigate Shoals.

Poster Size

  • All posters are limited to 4’ feet tall by 4’ feet wide
  • All posters are required to have an abstract to be included in the meeting program
  • Either landscape or portrait is acceptable
  • We intend to publish 8.5 x 11-inch versions of each poster as part of the proceeding. Please provide a camera ready version of the poster at time of registration.

Your poster must be able to fit in the allotted space of 4’ tall x 4’ wide. You should bring all materials necessary to mount your poster. Posters must be in place by 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Room 306. Poster boards will be numbered prior to the poster session. You will find your number located on your abstract in your NWHI program. Push pins and double-sided tape will be provided. The poster session is scheduled for Tuesday evening, November 2, during the Welcome Reception. Authors are expected to be present at their posters from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm . It is recommended that you provide ample copies of the abstract and poster (8.5 x 11-inch version) during the poster session.

NOTE: You may begin setting up your poster from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2004 .

Poster Preparation:
The following guidelines may prove helpful in the preparation of your poster:

  • Professionally drawn charts, tables and graphics will greatly increase the effectiveness of any poster. Hand lettered materials should be in heavy lettering at least 3/8" high. Text should also be printed in fonts of 3/8" height. Illustrations and tables should be kept relatively simple to maximize legibility. Avoid "arty" style and keep captions brief.
  • Lines in graphs should be heavy. Symbols, letters, and numbers should be large enough to be seen from a distance of six feet.
  • A backing of color paper for each item on the poster board is an inexpensive yet attractive and useful way of enhancing the legibility of the data. Contrast is important.
  • Each poster should contain a panel listing: (a) the title of the abstract, (b) the name(s) of the author(s), and (c) a copy of your abstract in large type.
  • REMOVAL: No poster is permitted to be removed until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 4. All posters must be removed by 5:00 p.m. Failure to remove your poster will result in it being discarded. The Hawaii Convention Center is NOT responsible for your poster.

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Oral Presentations

Presentations are allotted 25 minutes in length plus 5 minutes of discussion. A laptop loaded with MS and PowerPoint 2002 will be provided. Please bring your presentation on a CD-R or DVD. Presentations shall be turned in at Conference Registration (Room 304) at least 4 hours prior to your presentation time for pre-loading. Manuscripts must be submitted on November 2, 2004 by 8:00 AM . All presenters are required to check in with their Session Chair at least 4 hours prior to their scheduled session. Presentations must be available on one of the following: CD or DVD.

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Audio Visual Technical Details

PowerPoint is the preferred presentation format. All presenters are requested to bring their PowerPoint presentations on CD-R or DVD.

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Symposium Registration

All presenters will be required to register for the conference. Day registration is also available. See REGISTRATION for details.

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Publication of the Symposium Proceedings

All manuscripts from the Symposium will be published in the Atoll Research Bulletin Scientific Journal, subject to a full peer-review process. Fully Registered participants will receive a copy of the special issue following its publication. The Journal editors will guide the publication process.

Authors submitting manuscripts for the proceedings should provide one hardcopy as well as an electronic version(a text file including references, tables and figure captions preferably in MS Word; figures in a separate file, preferably Excel or pdf; CD-R, DVD) to the Symposium Secretariat upon arrival to the Symposium.

Because of a strict page limit for the proceedings - and to ensure a broad coverage of the topics -, the main text of a manuscript must not exceed 4000 words or approximately 15 pages double-spaced(Introduction through acknowledgements; excluding abstract, references, tables, figures), while two or three printed pages are available for figures and tables. Layout must closely follow the Atoll Research Bulletin Guide for Authors. In addition note that, because graphs are re-lettered by Elsevier to enhance uniformity, it is most appreciated if two sets of figures are provided, one with labeling and one without labeling.

Because it is intended to publish the proceedings soon after the Symposium, it is of utmost importance to speed up the peer-review process. Therefore, contributing authors may be requested to review one or two of the other papers presented at the Symposium.

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Printed Abstracts

At the time of the Symposium a Program & Abstract book will be produced for all participants. The submitted abstract for all accepted papers will be included in this document. All presenters will be given the opportunity to send an updated and expanded abstract to replace the original 300 word text-only abstract submitted. The updated abstract will be required in MS Word in PC format.

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Copyright Permission

It is essential that copyright permission is obtained for any material used in your abstract and/or presentation (including data, tables and figures). You must also acknowledge the source of the information in an appropriate manner.

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Abstracts

Abstract submission is now closed.

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Venue

The Symposium will convene from November 2-4, 2004 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center located at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue. The convention center is located at the entrance of Waikiki in close proximity to a wide range of hotels and visitor attractions. (click here for a map) For more information about the Hawai‘i Convention Center visit
www.hawaiiconvention.com.

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Accommodations

Special rates for accommodations have been obtained for symposium participants at the Ala Moana Hotel with a symposium rate starting at $95.00 plus tax. For reservations call 1-800-367-6025 and ask for NWHI. Reservations must be made by October 1. Reservations made after this date are not guaranteed availability at the special rate. A one-night deposit is required. Cancellations are fully refundable if made 72 hours prior to
arrival.

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Contact Us

Pacific Rim Concepts LLC; 45- 520 Kamooalii Street , Kaneohe , HI 96744 ;

Phone: 808-864-9812; Fax: 1-866-211-3427

Email: prc@hawaii.rr.com

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Sponsors

Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council
NOAA Fisheries . NOAA Ocean Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service . University of Hawai'i
Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources


Preseted by the University of Hawaii, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA NOS, NOAA NMFS, WPRFMNC, State of Hawaii DLNR