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Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography (DISCO)
18 October 2020 - 22 October 2020
The DISCO XXVII symposium for chemical oceanographers with recent PhDs will be held at the Kauai‘i Marriott in Lihue, Kaua‘i from 18–22 October 2020. The application deadline for DISCO XXVII is 3 April 2020.
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 XXVII symposium for chemical oceanographers with recent PhDs will be held at the Kauai‘i Marriott in Lihue, Kaua‘i from 18–22 October 2020. This symposium will be jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and coordinated by the University of Hawai‘i.
DISCO participants (currently 25 per meeting) are selected from universities all over the world, with a majority of attendees from U.S. universities. The number of participants to date (DISCO I–XXVI) exceeds 640, and they were selected from an applicant pool that exceeded 80 eligible doctorates in recent years. At each meeting, a single senior scientist is invited to provide a keynote address and serve as a mentor during the meeting.
Dissertations must have been completed after 30 June 2019, or applicants must provide certification from their department chair or Dean that they will complete their degree by 1 July 2021. The application deadline for DISCO XXVII is 3 April 2020.