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Aquatic Commons Work Party

The Aquatic Commons Board invites you to join colleagues at a work party on Sunday, October 21 from 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel (room to be determined). Refreshments will be served. Please register as part of the conference.

Note: if possible, please bring a laptop and register for an Aquatic Commons account in advance at:

Aquatic Commons is a digital repository covering the marine, estuarine and freshwater environments. It is owned and managed by IAMSLIC and hosted by IODE (International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange). At the work party, attendees will learn how to submit a document to the repository and then contribute to the Aquatic Commons by making more submissions.

The work party is for attendees who want to:

  • investigate repository options for their institutional publications, or
  • gain experience with the eprints software and the submission process, or
  • increase access to aquatic publications by contributing to Aquatic Commons, or
  • meet colleagues in advance of the opening reception.

Since we are meeting in Africa, our goal will be to deposit content from the continent. We are looking for suitable documents. They must be in digital format, and permission to deposit must be cleared with the copyright holders in advance. If you have a set of documents and need help with submission, or you have other suggestions, please contact