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Speakers and panelists
- Rita Colwell, Chair of the GoMRI Research Board
- Laura Bowie, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Alliance
- Chuck Wilson, GoMRI Chief Scientific Officer
- Richard Shaw, GoMRI Research Board member from the state of Louisiana, Louisiana State University
- Debi Benoit, GoMRI Research Board member from the state of Louisiana, Nicholls State University
- Stephen Sempier, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
- Emily Maung-Douglass, Louisiana Sea Grant
- Vijay John, Consortium for the Molecular Engineering of Dispersant Systems (C-MEDS), Tulane University
- Melissa Finucane, Consortium for Resilient Gulf Communities (CRGC), RAND Corporation
- Nancy Rabalais, Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC), Louisiana State University
- Natalia Sidorovskaia, Littoral Acoustic Demonstration Center-Gulf Ecological Monitoring & Modeling (LADC-GEMM), University of Louisiana at Lafayette
- Additionally featuring:
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
- Clean Gulf Associates
The Bays and Bayous Symposium will be held Dec. 1-3. The theme for the virtual event is “Sound Science, Sound Policy: A 2020 Vision for the Future.” Bays and Bayous will begin after noon on Tuesday, Dec. 1, and end before noon on Thursday, Dec. 3.
The symposium focuses on (but is not limited to) coastal science research, education and outreach in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Scientists from universities, NGOs and government agencies share their research findings at the event, and leaders from coastal municipalities showcase their resilience and conservation efforts. Educators and extension professionals also present their research and successful outreach efforts. Popular topics at the symposium include oil spill impacts, habitat management and restoration, climate and hazard resilience, living resources, and water quality and supply.
Typically, the symposium includes 150-200 poster and oral presentations, and the event is known as a networking opportunity for the 350-450 coastal science professionals and students who attend. The symposium also includes special awards for top student presenters.
This site will be updated throughout the planning process as more information becomes available.
The 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium website will be updated throughout the planning process as more information becomes available.
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) continues its support for an assistantship program called the Coastal Science Assistantship Program (CSAP). This program provides assistantships for up to three years to support Master of Science students both enrolled full-time at Louisiana colleges/universities and involved in science or engineering research relevant to Louisiana coastal protection and restoration efforts.
The goal of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) is to increase the number of undergraduates pursuing coastal science careers by encouraging and supporting specific undergraduate research activities. Students propose, carry out and report results of a research project related to an existing project funded by Sea Grant.
Note: A UROP application must be submitted by a faculty member. Students should not submit the application.
This half-day workshop is intended to provide participants with advanced experience using Gulf TREE – the filter-based search engine designed to help users find the right climate resilience tool for their needs quickly, easily, and confidently.
As Gulf TREE continues to gain popularity, it will be increasingly useful to be a local expert on Gulf TREE, able to quickly help colleagues, clients, communities you work with, and more.
The location is tentatively planned for coastal central Louisiana but we are watching the situation with the pandemic and will adjust based on local recommendations and will poll everyone registered to gauge comfort with in-person workshops 3 weeks prior to Jan. 13th.
CEUs for planning and floodplain management will be provided.
The State of the Coast (SOC) Conference 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.
NMEA’s mission is to make known the world of water both fresh and salt, and our annual conference brings together formal and informal marine educators from around the world to promote awareness and education of the global marine environment. The conference draws education professionals from schools and universities, aquariums and science centers, non-profit NGOs, and government agencies together for five days of learning, sharing, and networking.