Poster Guidelines

Dedicated poster session will take place during the Summer School on Friday 26 January. The poster session will facilitate interaction amongst the participants, especially between the students and early career scientists (ECS) and the more expert researchers.

Poster Display

Posters should be on display during the corresponding poster session, as indicated in the programme. The Summer School poster presenter should be in attendance during the session and is expected to stand by their poster in order to answer questions and interact with the participants.

Poster Format

Poster dimensions are maximum 90 cm x 120 cm  or 35.43 x 47.24 inches PORTRAIT.

Poster areas will be equipped with poster boards and pins.


If you prefer, The WCRP Summer School Local Organizing Committee can offer printing service free of charge. Please send your poster by email to with the subject: POSTER Printing "Name-Last name of the participant" no later than 10th January in ppt, pptx and pdf files.

Tips for your Poster

  • The abstract: The presentation must cover the material as cited in the corresponding submitted abstract and use the official abstract title as submitted and make it easy to read. Complement the title with a short abstract that conveys your main message and attracts people passing by.
  • Organize your material into sections; give each section a sentence heading summarizing it.
  • Create an attractive design with lots of white space.
  • Use the same artistic style throughout your poster.
  • Limit details that don't contribute directly to your main message.
  • Eye movement: The movement (pathway) of the eye over the poster should be natural, down the columns from left to right. Size attracts attention. Arrows, pointing hands, numbers, and letters can help clarify the sequence.
  • Place the title on top of your poster together with the author’s names.
  • Highlight the author’s names, e-mails, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information and/or provide a card or handout with your contact information (name, phone, email).
  • Topography: Avoid abbreviations, acronyms, and jargon. Use a consistent font throughout. Use type size that is readable from 2 m away. Title text should be at least 54pt, headings at least 36pt, and body text at least 28pt. If several people gather around your poster, they should all be able to read the text simultaneously.
  • Use graphics as much as possible to get your message across. Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly.
  • Simplicity: Resist the temptation to overload the poster. More material may mean less communication.