We encourage students and scholars to present their research results centred on the conference concept in visually appealing and conclusive posters.
Coastal seas and open oceans have always been a realm for epic adventures, for misfortunes and new discoveries, a place for the construction of stories and legends, and for the creation of myths and imaginary geographies. Home of different ecosystems and of plentiful resources, in the offshore waters of the world oceans and in the nearby shores of all continents, sources of food were found and exploited, new industries, cities and ports were established and developed, different ways of communication and transfer of people, products and knowledge were created and explored. Humans throughout time and geographies, by exploring the oceans and coastal regions, have produced new technical competences, new political and social strategies, new systems of exchange and circulation, new cultures and ways of living, and new worldviews. And by doing so, have created a panoply of historical, cultural and natural models that can nowadays be perceived and analysed in a multitude of perspectives. The presence of the sea in human societies and the use of sea by people have produced both tangible and intangible heritage, impacts and memories, that can help us understand the historical relation of people and the sea and shape its legacy for future generations. In this conference a multidisplinary and integrative approach to the main theme “Oceans and shores: Heritage, people and environments” will be encouraged, allowing the presentation of worldwide scientific novelty, the discussion of comparative narratives and the implementation of complementary methodologies, with impacts in distinct fields of science and of the society. The following points should be considered: Content: the poster should present the research projects and its findings in a comprehensive, clear and cogent way Relevance: content should be relevant to the conference concept and, represent an original contribution to current debates Aesthetic form: layout of text and imagery should be well-organised and visually attractive Presentation: in person, presenters should effectively communicate their research to members of the audience We'd recommend a poster no bigger than A1 size. The display boards are 1.47m high by 1.17m wide. The title and text must be legible from a distance. Photos are welcome although not necessary. Further guidance can be found online: https://goo.gl/hjmQED