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Conferences, Workshops & Other

Conferences, Workshops & Other Opportunities

State of the Coast 2020

The 6th Biennial State of the Coast Conference (SOC20) has been rescheduled. State of the Coast is the largest state-wide conference of its kind providing an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy. SOC20 will consist of two and a half days of presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. — more info about State of the Coast

2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium

The Bays and Bayous Symposium will be held December 1-3, 2020, at at the Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. The theme for the 2020 event is “Sound Science, Sound Policy: A 2020 Vision for the Future.” Bays and Bayous will formally begin at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and end at noon on Thursday, Dec. 3. — more info on 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium

Scientific Diver Training

The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 scientific diver training course. LUMCON is at present the only American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) designated training facility in the State of Louisiana. Scientific diver certification is required by most academic and government agencies who utilize diving as a research tool for marine science including biology, chemistry, biomedical, engineering and geosciences, and for all diving work conducted in association with LUMCON. — more  info on LUMCON Scientific Diver Training

Mississippi River Water Quality and Interstate Collaboration: Summary of a Workshop

Summary of a Workshop on Mississippi River Water Quality Science and Interstate Collaboration summarizes presentations and discussions of Mississippi River and basin water quality management, monitoring, and evaluation programs that took place at a workshop that was held in St. Louis on November 18-19, 2013. The workshop examined a wide array of challenges and progress in water quality monitoring and evaluation in states along the Mississippi River corridor, and provided a forum for experts from U.S. federal agencies, the Mississippi River states, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to share and compare monitoring and evaluation. — more info about the workshop