Deep-Sea Life Issue 21: Call for Submissions

Dear deep-ocean colleagues, students, and community members,

DOSI and DSBS are pleased to announce that the call for submissions for Deep-Sea Life issue 21 (August 2023) is now open! We are so looking forward to reading about your work and events over the last 6 months, as well as plans that you have for next year and beyond. This issue’s submission deadline is Wednesday, August 9th, 2023.

For those who have just recently joined us, Deep-Sea Life is a key biannual publication that helps the deep-ocean research and professional community stay up to date with exciting developments in our field. News, opportunities, and announcements shared in Deep-Sea Life are read by thousands in the ocean research and professional community. For examples of the kind of content we include, you can read the January 2023 issue of Deep-Sea Life here.

Please share your latest news on current or upcoming projects and cruises, along with any of the other content types listed below, so we can celebrate all your achievements since January. Submissions should be sent to Maria Baker at

Scientific, meeting, and opportunities content in DSL will also be streamed across onto the DSBS website and promoted via DOSI and DSBS social media channels to give your work even more exposure.


Here are the sections requiring your contributions:

  • Photo of the issue (the winning entry will adorn the front page)
  • Cruise News
  • Project Focus (an on-going project or new venture)
  • Meeting and workshop reports and announcements
  • It’s your opinion
  • Scientist profiles (open to all, not just students!)
  • Opportunities (cruise berths, jobs, training opportunities, funding options etc.)
  • Wanted section (specimens, equipment, etc.)
  • Obituaries
  • Hot off the Press (new papers published over the past few months)


Submission Guidelines:

  • ~250 words or ~500 words for longer pieces (so they fit nicely onto the page!)- we like short and punchy!
  • Please send any relevant images as separate files.
  • Include any relevant web and/or email address for readers to contact you.
  • Please submit text (with a photo as a separate file) for the scientist profile section – this section may help students find a post-doc in the future.

We have endeavoured to make the DOSI circulation list as far-reaching as possible, but of course we will not have found everyone. Please circulate this to your colleagues so they can both share content through Deep-Sea Life and participate in DOSI should they wish to do so (they can sign up here).

We hope to have representation in the newsletter from around the world, so please do contribute. Thank you for helping to keep this global community connected!

With kind regards,

Your DSL editorial team
Maria Baker, Abi Pattenden, Eva Ramirez-Llodra, Michelle Taylor, Franck Lejzerowicz, and Bhavani Narayanaswamy