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Share your research at Bays and Bayous

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 26,  2016

The organizing committee for the 2016 Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium has been busy doing the behind-the-scenes work necessary to make the symposium a success. We've been seeking sponsors, setting up the electronic registration site, sharing the program committee's call for abstracts and more.

Last week, we released the call for abstracts for the symposium. In past events, we've had about 150 presenters who have given presentations or had posters on display. This year, we hope to have even more. All presentations will be part of one of these main session topics:

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

Dr. Ruth Carmichael of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab gives a presentation about her Sea Grant-funded research at the 2014 Bays and Bayous Symposium.
Dr. Ruth Carmichael of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab gives a presentation about her Sea Grant-funded research at the 2014 Bays and Bayous Symposium.

The program committee, which deals primarily with the content of symposium, encourages presenters to discuss their current research results relevant to Gulf of Mexico environmental issues.

The symposium is a great opportunity for scientists, students, private sector professionals and others to get an idea of the types of coastal research and efforts that are going on in the northern Gulf of Mexico. So, if you are working in any field that could be included in the above session topics, take a look at the call for abstracts and get ready to submit your presention idea!

You can find out more about the symposium here.

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