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Postponed: NMEA 2020 Conference
Jul 13 – Jul 17 all-day

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NMEA 2020 Annual Conference has been postponed until July 12–16, 2021.

Breaking it down: Oil in the environment @ Zoom or Facebook Live
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This online-only event will be available as a Zoom webinar and via Facebook Live. The format each event will be three individual presentations followed by a live question and answer session with all three speakers. Scroll down for details.

Oil is a complex mixture of chemicals and begins to transform the moment it enters the marine environment. Join us for this free webinar and learn from our guest speakers about the chemical makeup of oil, its evolution and breakdown.

Speakers and topics below.

  • Oil: What is it made of and how do we detect it in the environment?
    Edward B. Overton, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
  • How do microbes break down oil and oil-based compounds in the environment?
    Joel Kostka, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
  • How does oil break down and evolve with exposure to sunlight?
    Collin Ward, Ph.D., Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Every snow often oil, microbes, and sediment get together and sink @ Zoom or Facebook Live
Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This online event will be available as a Zoom webinar and via Facebook Live. The format will be three individual presentations followed by a live question and answer session with all three speakers. Scroll down for details.

Speakers, below, will cover marine snow and the role it played before, during, and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • Antonietta Quigg, Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University Galveston, Marine snow and MOSSFA
  • Kai Ziervogel, Director of Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory, University of New Hampshire, Fate of sinking marine snow and marine oil snow
  • Kendra Daly, Professor, University of South Florida, Environmental impacts of marine snow
Oct 20 – Oct 24 all-day

OCEANDOTCOMM is a collaborative, storytelling, social media event hosted by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). This multiday, residential event is geared toward energetic and dedicated science communicators from any background that want to innovate new models in science communication and be part of the greatest science narratives ever told.

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2020 NSTA Area Conference – EnGULF Science Education @ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day
Bays & Bayous Symposium 2020 @ Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel and Casino
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

The Bays and Bayous Symposium will be held Dec. 1-3 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.

Additional topical workshops will be held on Monday, Nov. 30; before the event begins on Tuesday, Dec. 1; and after the symposium concludes 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.

The 2020 Bays and Bayous Symposium website will be updated throughout the planning process as more information becomes available.

State of the Coast 2021
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day

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 2021 Conference @ Ala Moana Hotel
Jul 12 – Jul 16 all-day

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.

CERF 2021 @ Greater Richmond Convention Center
Nov 7 – Nov 11 all-day

Mark your calendars for the CERF 2021 Conference in Richmond, VA 7-11 November 2021. Saty tuned for more information.