Each Ocean Sciences Meeting, over 1,000 students request to receive feedback on their OSM presentation. The role of a Student Paper Evaluation Liaison was created in order to ensure that all students who wish to be evaluated are provided with substantive and meaningful feedback. During the Ocean Sciences Meeting session organizing stage, session conveners are asked to designate a liaison.

Student explaining her poster to a judgeLiaisons are responsible for helping fill three volunteer evaluator slots for each student in their session who wishes to receive feedback. Liaisons should use their professional network to ask friends and colleagues to serve as evaluators. They will receive information as to which students wish to receive feedback. Liaisons may choose to evaluate students in their session themselves if they do not have a conflict of interest.