Maritime Risk Symposium 2022
Student Poster Competition

The 2022 Maritime Risk Symposium will conduct a Student Research Poster Competition as part of the November 15-17, 2022 symposium. This is an opportunity for students to contribute to the field of maritime risk, gain professional recognition, and build a network of like-minded students, colleagues, and mentors.

The Maritime Risk Symposium Directors invite graduate and undergraduate students from throughout the United States and allied nations to participate in this year's Maritime Risk Symposium Student Research Poster Competition.

Posters will depict research done by the student or students, generally with the guidance of a faculty advisor.  The research could include field work, interviews, literature reviews, an exploration of emerging technology, policy analysis, or other methods of examining risk factors in the maritime domain.

Poster Research will, in general, identify a gap or problem area, evaluate possible solutions or way ahead, and outline future actions, policy steps, or research needed for continued advancement.

The 2022 Maritime Risk Symposium has a special focus on the inland waterways, and is organized into six tracks:

  • Assessing Risks to MTS Infrastructure from Climate Change and Planning for Long Term Resilience and Adaptation

  • Training the Next Generation of Maritime Cyber Warriors

  • Keeping the Inland Waterways Open: Balancing Maintenance and Operational Requirements Against Increasing Threats

  • Engineering Resilience into the Inland MTS Under Environmental Threat

  • Supply Chain Challenges to the MTS

  • COVID Pandemic Impacts on MTS Human Elements

 

While we invite applicants to submit research presentations specific to these tracks, we welcome research submissions that address other areas in the maritime domain. We encourage creativity and will consider all applications that address maritime risk topics. 

 

Authors of accepted posters are invited to attend the 2022 Maritime Risk Symposium at Argonne National Laboratory.  As this will be a hybrid event, poster authors may also attend and present their materials virtually. 

Research Expectations 

Posters will depict research done by the student or students, generally with the guidance of a faculty advisor.  The research could include interviews, literature reviews, an explanation of emerging technology, policy analysis, or other methods of examining risk factors in the maritime domain.

Poster Research will, in general, identify a gap or problem area, evaluate possible solutions or way ahead, and outline future actions, policy steps, or research needed for continued advancement.

Evaluation Criteria

The contest judges will evaluate the posters for their scholarship, innovation, visual display, and verbal presentation, among other criteria. 

Poster presentations typically include a mix of text graphics, data, images, and other material to illustrate the area of interest. Visual appeal and creativity in format are important in helping others understand your research.

Presentation of Posters 

  • Student authors will display their posters, either live or virtually, on the evening of Wednesday, November 16, 2022.  Instructions for the presentation format will be provided prior to that date. 

  • Students will provide a ~ 10 minute presentation of their work and address follow-on questions.

Awards

  • Authors of all accepted poster contests submissions will receive a Certificate of Participation.

  • The authors of the top submissions will receive a Certificate of Award and a MRS 2022 Challenge Coin.

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