Bays & Bayous 2012
Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
We are pleased to host the 2012 Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, Miss., on Nov. 14-15. With a goal of 400 participants, the conference theme will be “Finding a Common Currency: Natural Resource Economics, Ecology and Culture.”
Historically, each symposium has drawn scientists, students, businesses, educators, non-governmental organizations and concerned citizens.There will be more than 170 oral and poster presentations on the topics of Living Estuarine Resources; Habitat Management and Restoration; Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Science; Water Quality and Quantity; and Climate and Hazard Resilience.
The Bays and Bayous Symposium began in 1979 and was titled Alabama’s Bays, Bayous and Beaches Symposium. It was held again in 1987, widening the scope of the 1979 event to include the economic importance of coastal waters, educational programs and habitat restoration. In 1995, the symposium continued to focus on science while expanding its audience to include local industry and government. In 2006, it was decided that the meeting would be held every two years, rotating between Alabama and Mississippi.
Assisting with the planning of the 2012 symposium is the Bays & Bayous Organizing Committee.