GeoHab 2021 welcomes abstracts related to all aspects of marine geological and biological seabed mapping, from shallow waters to the deep sea. Topics include, but are not limited to – technological advances in habitat mapping; seabed characterization and classification; habitat modelling; local and national mapping initiatives; anthropogenic impact; data and map sharing/outreach.


Student abstract submissions will be given preference for the 2021 GeoHab Conference. There may be limited opportunities for asbstracts submitted by non-students. You will be allowed 10 minutes for oral presentations, and then a maximum of 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Some nodes may also assign “lightning” talks (5 minutes) depending on the volume of presentations. Presentations should be in PowerPoint (preferred) or pdf format. We suggest 10 to12 slides – definitely no more than 20 for 10 minute presentations! We anticipate that the conference program will be full and therefore chairpersons will have to be very strict in limiting speaker time. All sessions will be recorded and speakers will have the option of making them available via the website


Important Abstract Dates

8 February 2021

Submission of Abstracts OPENS

26 March 2021

Submission of Abstracts CLOSES

16 April 2021

Authors notified of abstract acceptance.



Abstract Guidelines

1. Please refer to example abstract located here.
2. Page size is United States standard 8.5 inches by 11 inches (215.9 mm by 279.4 mm).
3. Use Times New Roman font and the font sizes as indicated in the example abstract.
4. A one-page limit will be enforced, so all text and figures must be within this limit.
5. Submit abstracts to geohab2021@outlook.com and identify yourself as an undergraduate student, Masters student, Doctoral student, or not a student. Also indicate which of the three global nodes you are in.

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