Submit a Poster Abstract for our evening reception

Poster abstract submissions for posters to be presented at the evening reception are welcomed beginning October 26, 2018. All abstracts must be submitted electronically by emailing with an attached Word Document by 5pm (ET) on November 30, 2018. Only abstracts submitted electronically through this email address will be considered.

Decisions will be made by December 15. Please read and follow the information below carefully. Instructions for preparing abstracts can be found below.


The mission of the Chesapeake Bay Sentinel Site Cooperative (CBSSC) is to “Integrate science findings from local observations across the Chesapeake Bay region to improve planning and management decisions regarding sea level rise and ecological changes.” We encourage abstracts that reflect the following CBSSC themes:

  • Use of place-based observations to assess marsh vulnerability/health and/or coastal community resilience
  • Use of innovative management techniques to promote marsh health and resilience
  • Using collaboration and multiple partnerships to advance data access, modeling, and synthesis
  • Developing educational tools or techniques that connect sea level rise data to community resilience
  • Demonstrating community engagement for improved decision making on sea level rise impacts, in particular the use of natural or nature-based features

Individuals may not submit more than one abstract as presenting author.

Reviewers will have access to all information contained in the abstract proposals. Proposals will be reviewed by at least two individuals. To increase the probability that your proposal will be selected for presentation, please consider the following criteria carefully:  

  • Relevance to the meeting themes
  • Relevance to the Chesapeake Bay
  • Following submission protocol and abstract format
  • Novelty of the topic  

Poster presenters will receive general instructions on poster format in the email notification of acceptance. Posters will be displayed prominently for the entire meeting. The evening reception will feature networking between Summit participants with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Poster presenters are expected to accompany their poster during the first hour of the reception.


Abstracts must be submitted electronically by emailing and attaching a Word Document (file .doc or docx) .  Email submission is the only acceptable format of submission.

Please follow all instructions carefully, including all requested information and formatting. After you submit your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email. Early notification of acceptance will provide ample time to register promptly. Abstract proposals will include:

  1. Authors: Full name, organization, and email address of person submitting the abstract, and all authors of the abstract. Indicate the presenting author in bold.
  2. Abstract title: Type your title as it should appear in the Program (limit to 150 characters incl. spaces). Please use sentence case, i.e. your title should NOT be all capitals or all lower-case
  3. Abstract: The abstract should not exceed 1500 characters including spaces. This description will appear on the meeting web site and abstract titles in the meeting program. Begin with a clear statement of the topic or objectives, give brief methods and major results, and end with a substantial conclusion. Do not use vague statements such as “results will be discussed.” For special characters and/or formatting, cut and paste your abstract and the special formatting should be kept. It is the responsibility of the author to verify the information submitted and to notify  before the submission deadline.  No changes to any abstract will be authorized after November 15.