Abstract and Poster Submissions

The 6IMDC Team invites you to submit an abstract to the to share your knowledge and expertise with more than 600 other marine debris stakeholders! We are seeking a broad range of oral and poster presentations. The deadline for the abstract submission is Wednesday, October 11, 2017.


Following the closure of the call for technical sessions, we have identified a total of 75 sessions within ten track and welcome abstract submissions for sessions in the following areas:
  1. Monitoring & Citizen Science
  2. Research & Microplastic/Microfibers
  3. Prevention
  4. Private Sector Collaboration, Technology, & Innovation
  5. Education & Communication
  6. Implementing Effective Law Regulations, & Policy
  7. Removal
  8. Single-Use Product Policies, Regulations, & Laws
  9. Derelict Fishing Gear
  10. Innovative Case Studies from Around the World
Please click here to view the complete list of technical session topics as broken down by category.
Please read this information carefully. You will be asked to select a session with the greatest relevance to your presentation abstract.



To submit an abstract, please click here. You will be re-directed to an online abstract submission site where you will be required to set up a log-in. Be sure to use a current email address you check frequently, as this is the primary method for communications regarding your submission.


There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit as the primary author and/or presenter. Please note that accessing the abstract submission site may require turning off the “pop-up blocker” on your web browser.



The 6IMDC’s abstract/poster submission process will be coordinated by the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI).  GCFI promotes the exchange of current information on the use and management of marine resources in the Gulf and Caribbean region and operates the Caribbean Regional Node of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter.


Please click here to contact the 6IMDC Abstract Coordination Team about any abstract/poster-related questions.