Annual Conference
of Dalhousie Oceanography Graduate Students
On Friday March 19, 2021

Virtual Event

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia

CDOGS 2021

The CDOGS 2021 virtual conference took place on March 19th, 2021. Thanks to all of our sponsors, presenters, and attendees for making the best of this year's COVID-19-induced circumstances and making this conference a success! If you missed the conference and are looking to view any of the great talks or posters that were presented this year, please refer to the Conference Recap section of this site, where digital posters and recorded video talks are posted. Also, while you're waiting for CDOGS 2022, make sure to continue to keep up with the research happening in the Dalhousie Department of Oceanography by checking out the website of our student-run journal, Current Tides, where new student-authored articles will be published throughout 2021 and 2022.

About the Event

The Conference of Dalhousie Oceanography Graduate Students (CDOGS) is an annual, student-run conference which provides the opportunity for oceanography students at Dalhousie to share their research with their peers, Department of Oceanography faculty, and other members of the oceanography community in a friendly environment.

CDOGS 2021 Program


Thank you to all our CDOGS sponsors!


Commonly asked questions about the event.

Only graduate students and post-docs studying subjects relating to Oceanography can give oral presentations. Preference for presentations will be given to graduate students within the Oceanography department.

If you are not an Oceanography graduate student but would still like to present, we are including a poster session for undergraduate students in Oceanography and other related programs.

Usually, but this year it’s BYOF (Bring Your Own Food). Make sure your kitchen is well stocked with coffee!

With current limitations, you must input your abstract following LaTex syntax. This includes the use of \begin{equation}...\end{equation} or $$...$$ notation. If you need assistance, refer to the following documentation.

Refering back to question 4, you must use LaTex syntax to accomplish formatting. For italicized text you may use \textit{...} or \emph{...}. For bold text you may use \textbf{...}. For more complex formatting, refer to the following documentation.

Oral presentations, given by graduate students and post-docs, will be pre-recorded videos played at the conference. Videos submitted the week before the conference can be saved as a MPEG-4, MP4, or as a Windows Media Video.
Undergraduate presenters should submit their digital posters for the lunchtime poster session as a pdf.

All attendees can vote for the "best overall talk" - CMOS prize. Only students can vote for the best MSc. and PhD. talks, and the best undergraduate poster.

Electronic posters will likely have a file size requirement: TBA.

There will be two formats for oral presentations this year, long form and short form.

  • Long-form: 12-minute presentation, followed by a 3-minute Q&A session
  • Short-form: 5-minute presentation, followed by a 5-minute Q&A session
Please keep your video length under the time limit for whichever of the presentation formats you are assigned. Presenters will be informed of their presentation format once the conference schedule is written up. Please let us know what format you prefer while submitting your abstract!

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Conference Proceedings

Current Tides

Current Tides is the research magazine published (first in 2014) by the Dalhousie Oceanography Student Association (DOSA). It contains articles written and edited by oceanography graduate students, and details their current research in a style accessible to both scientists and non-scientists. It is distributed to universities with a strong connection to ocean sciences, as well as to visiting scientists, and at ocean sciences related conferences and meetings.

Current Tides Volume 4 is here!
You can view the new 2020 issue of Current Tides in .pdf format. For more information, visit the Current Tides website.