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Conferences, Workshops & Other Opportunities

CERF 2021: Call for Scientific Session & Workshop Proposals

The Scientific Program Committee for the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation’s 2021 Conference  invites proposals for Special Scientific Sessions and Workshops. This conference will celebrate the golden 50th anniversary of CERF and reflect as we look forward to the next 50 years. Proposals are encouraged to promote interactions and discussions surrounding the conference theme: “CERF at 50: Celebrating Our Past, Charting Our Future.” The Committee expects to include topical sessions and workshops in the conference that span the fundamental fields of coastal science, including topics that are historically popular among the CERF membership. We are also announcing a new collaboration with the Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference, for which we greatly encourage submission of special sessions. The Session, Workshop, and Design Competition Team Proposals deadline is 21 October 2020. — more about CERF 2021

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

State of the Coast 2021

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has postponed its State of the Coast conference until 2021 because of concerns surrounding COVID-19. The premier gathering for coastal restoration in Louisiana will take place June 2 to 4, 2021. The conference will be at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans, aspreviously planned. — more info about State of the Coast

26th Biennial CERF Conference (CERF 2021)

Join CERF in Richmond, Virginia on 7–11 November, 2021! You and our colleagues will come together to network, celebrate our work, learn from each other, and grow within our amazing field as we endeavor to connect science and society in the collective goals of preserving coastal and estuarine habitats, resources, and heritage. Collaborate and discuss with more than 1,700 scientists and researchers from all over the world. — more about CERF 2021

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