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Registration Information

Online registration is preferred and highly recommended. Electronic registrations must include complete credit card information. Member rates for registration are available to members of any of the sponsoring societies.

Transactions are protected and encrypted using a secure socket layer (SSL) certificate provided by Verisign, Inc.

However, meeting organizers assume no liability for your credit card information when it is transmitted electronically. All credit card transactions will be processed through the conference web site. SSL technology is the industry-standard method for protecting web communications. The SSL security protocol provides data encryption, server authentication, message integrity, and optional client authentication for a TCP/IP (internet) connection. Credit card verification and debit services will be provided by Authorize.net, a leading provider of Internet-based transaction services.

If registration by electronic means is not possible, please complete the registration form and send to the address listed below with payment or charge card information. Please return mailed-in registrations to:

2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting
5400 Bosque Boulevard, Suite 680
Waco, Texas 76710-4446

Please make checks payable to: OSM (All payments must be in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank.)

Registrations complete with purchase order, or credit card information not accompanying an abstract submission, can be faxed to: 254-776-3767 or via email to: lyndaw@sgmeet.com.

The full registration fee includes admission to all sessions, exhibits, evening town halls and workshops (unless otherwise specified), Sunday welcome reception and poster receptions, coffee breaks, and the program book. Optional events such as any special organized activities are not included. Abstracts will be available on line.

Substitutions or Cancellations

We understand that occasionally other responsibilities and personal obligations prevent you from attending a program for which you have registered. If you find that you will not be able to attend the meeting, we encourage you to send a substitute. Substitutions can be made at any time, even on-site at the conference.

If you find it necessary to cancel after you have already paid, we can refund your conference fee (less a $70.00 USD processing fee) if we receive notice in writing on or before 20 January 2012. Registrants who cancel on or after 20 January 2012 will be not be eligible for any part of a refund. Abstract submission fees are non-refundable.

To provide cancellation notice and request a refund, please send a letter to: Lynda West, 5400 Bosque Boulevard, Suite 680, Waco, Texas 76710-4446 Phone: 254-399-9635, Fax: 254-776-3767, E-mail: lyndaw@sgmeet.com.

Non-Refundable Fees for Duplicate Submissions and Abstract Changes

Duplicate abstract submissions and/or registrations will be charged a non-refundable processing fee of $60 USD professional category/$30 USD student category to cover the costs associated with processing. If submitting electronically, DO NOT submit mailed-in hard copies as well.

Also, any author who submits an abstract by mail and then resubmits the same abstract with revisions or changes or sends in a request for the appropriate changes to be made will be charged an abstract change fee of $60 USD professional category/$30 USD student category.