Maritime Security Challenges 2018: Pacific Seapower
Presenting a Poster at MSC18

Poster Presentation

Maritime Security Challenges 2018 will allow attendees to exhibit posters at the conference. A poster is a display through which attendees may present their research and ideas for MSC18 delegates to review and provides an opportunity for discussion with the presenter.  Guidelines for posters may be found below.

Poster Themes

Poster Abstract submissions are invited along the following MSC18 themes:

  • Striking a Balance in the Full Spectrum of Maritime Operations
  • The Evolving Seascape: Understanding the Future Maritime Environment
  • Building Strategic Resolve: Policy, Platforms, and People in Maritime Security
  • The Future Fleet: Investing in a New Maritime Era
  • The Innovation Imperative: Enabling Flexibility Through Technology & Transformation
  • A View from the Atlantic: Strengthening NATO’s Maritime Posture
  • The Cooperation Coefficient: Multinational Efforts to Secure the Ocean Commons

For further details on these themes, please visit the program page. We encourage submissions to relate to these issue areas, though we also welcome submissions that highlight new ways of looking at all facets of maritime security.

Submission Criteria

  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • Use standard abbreviations and symbols and define each abbreviation when it is used for the first time.
  • Please check your abstract carefully; it will be published as submitted.
  • You may only be a presenting author on a maximum of one paper; there is no limit on co-authorship.
  • All abstract submissions must be made through our easy-to-use online submission tool.

Preparing your poster for submission

  • Select a Poster Theme that most closely describes your ideas
  • Prepare to enter all authors (lead and additional) names complete with their affiliation/organization name and email address
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 225 character limit)
  • Prepare the abstract text (max 1600 character limit)
  • Prepare an associated image file with the abstract (optional)
  • Submit the abstract via MSC18’s online submission tool in the appropriate text box. Please note: when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad, textedit et al.) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors.

Guidelines for poster layout

  • You will be provided with a maximum surface area of 3.75′ x 3.75′ (114 cm x 114 cm) to display your poster. Posters can not exceed this size.
  • Push pins will be provided for you to affix your poster to the display board.
  • You may hand out information sheets to those viewing your poster.
  • Poster material must be prepared in advance and should be large enough to be viewed from a distance of approximately 3′ (1 m) or more.
  • Each poster must have a top label indicating the title of the paper, the names of the authors and their affiliations. The size of the characters for the title should be at least one inch high.
  • Keep illustrative material simple. Charts, drawings and illustrations may be similar to those used in making slides – preferably with bolder, heavier figures. These materials should be mounted on fairly stiff paper – but NOT heavy cardboard.
  • “Introduction” and “Conclusion” sections are usually helpful.
  • When feasible, use graphs for demonstrating qualitative relationships, tables of precise numerical values.
  • If used, photographs should be in a matte finish, not glossy.
  • Do not fold posters; roll and carry them in an appropriate container.
  • Do not mail poster presentations in advance; bring them with you to the Meeting.
  • Meeting staff will be present to assist you during the poster set up times
  • Removal and collection of posters at the end of the display period remains the responsibility of the author(s). Posters not removed by the indicated take down time will be removed and disposed of by meeting staff.

Submission of Posters

Those interested in exhibiting a poster at Maritime Security Challenges 2018 are requested to submit an Abstract of their presentation for review. You will be required to create a profile in order to submit and abstract. If you have any questions about the process or would like more information on posters at MSC18, please contact