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Open Science Conference 2018
28 - 29 November 2018
Auditorium, Building 20


The Red Sea Research Center (RSRC) Open Science Conference 2018 is a student and postdoc-led departmental seminar.

As the Open Science Conference in 2017, we aim to provide a friendly platform for all RSRC students, postdocs, research technicians and research scientists to showcase their work (at varying stages of completion and/or success). Published something interesting? Let us know! Gotten stuck with an intractable problem? Perhaps a member of the audience would be able to suggest new ideas! The goal of this conference is engagement, discussion, and interaction, which is possible no matter the stage of your current work.

 These talks are punctuated by other exciting events: there will be a poster session and four keynote talks. The keynote speakers are luminaries in marine sciences and are as follows:

1.      Prof. Mark R. Patterson, Northeastern University, USA

2.      Prof. Paul Barber UCLA, USA

3.      Dr. Alison Green The Nature Conservancy, AUS

4.      Ian Williamson, Managing Director, Middle East Program Management at Arcadis

Vision: Is to allow presenters to share their science in a sociable environment where they can be open to receive constructive and helpful feedback and guidance from their peers in a way that promotes friendly discussion, collaboration, and engagement between attendees.

MissionOur mission is to create a schedule that allows for people to stay engaged with presentations and content. We will do this by building a schedule with opportunities for breaks/stretches and talking with presenters. We will host an open social event in the evening to help facilitate open discussion between attendees in a comfortable environment. The style of our conference will be open and supportive so that presenters (oral/posters) do not feel pressured to only share their best science but also their trials and tribulations that all scientists face.


The registration form can be found here. Registration will be open until midnight on Friday, September 7th.

Organizing committee

Meeting Chairs: Dr. Maco Fusi, Matthew Tietbohl

Speaker Committee: Ann Marie Hulver (Chair), Nojood Aalismail

Scheduling Committee: Dr. Anny Cardenas (Chair), Celina Burkholz, Gabriela Perna, Lina Eyouni

Activities Committee: Alan Barozzi (Chair), Luis Ribeiro Da Silva, John Gittings

Design & Communications Committee: Susann Rossbach (Chair)

Significant Contributors: Christine Nelson, Seda Gasparyan, Manal Bamashmos, Dr. Michael Berumen