Bays and Bayous Symposium registration now open

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 12,  2016

Registration is now open for the 2016 Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium. The event will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Biloxi, Miss., at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

The registration fee will be $100 for all attendees through Nov. 18 and $125 after Nov. 18. To register for the symposium, visit the registration site.

For sponsorship and vendor information please click here

The theme for the two-day coastal symposium is "From Thoughts to Actions - Restoration on the Gulf Coast." It will include networking opportunities, guest speakers and more than 150 oral and poster presentations with question-and-answer sessions. Session topics will include: 

  • Climate and hazard resilience
  • Oil spill impacts
  • Habitat management and restoration
  • Living resources
  • Water quality and quantity

You can find detailed descriptions of the session topics in the call for abstracts. Abstracts will be accepted through Sept. 2.

Presentations at the symposium will focus on science-based research in the northern Gulf of Mexico. They will also focus on education and outreach efforts associated with research projects.

The symposium is open to graduate students, resource managers, scientists, educators, industry and community leaders, consultants, elected officials and anyone interested in coastal science in the Gulf of Mexico region.

The Bays and Bayous Symposium is organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Mississippi State University, University of South Alabama, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Coast Research Lab, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center.

For more information on the Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium go to the event webpage.


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