Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Dear colleagues and friends,

We are happy to tell you that YOUMARES, the conference for YOUng MARine RESearch, is going for its 11th round. 

YOUMARES will take place from the 15. – 18 September in Kiel, co-hosted by the GEOMAR - Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research

Today we are excited to announce our Call for Sessionsjust opened. 


As we believe in the power of shared knowledge we want to JOIN FORCES from the marine realm at this year’s YOUMARES 11 conference. No matter if you are a marine scientist, marine engineer, innovator in the marine field, belonging to an NGO, a social scientist, or an expert in marine governance and policy WE INVITE YOUto create an interdisciplinary hotspot with us. 


We are calling for advanced students (MA), early career scientists (PhD students, PhDs), and young innovators to host a session at YOUMARES 11. As a group or as a single person you have the unique opportunity to give your science or expertise a platform. You define your session, invite your speakers, design your program, and finally chair your session. 

To submit your session, please follow these steps: 

1) Write a Call for Abstracts for your session, short but significant (350 words), including:

  • Title
  • Name of session host(s)
  • Aim of the session
  • Relevance for the field
  • In which of the following fields you see your session: marine science/ marine technology/ marine social sciences / marine governance / 

2) Write a short letter (300 words max) giving answers to the following three questions:

  • Imagine you had an unlimited funding for a project of your choice, what would you do?
  • How, in your eyes, would an ideal cooperation of the three forces look like?
  • If you had a superpower, what would it be? 

3) Attach your most recent CV. 

4) Send it in one PDF file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To learn more about YOUMARES11, just follow us on Facebook, Instagram or have a look at our new webpage

We would be happy for any sharing and spreading the word, therefore, you find attached a PDF version of this call. 

We are looking forward to JOINING FORCES at YOUMARES! 

Or as Yoda would say: *DO OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY*


Your YOUMARES organization team

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