Coastal seas conference coming to Baltimore
Registration opens June 15 for EMECS9, an international conference on the global health of the coastal waterways, which will take place Aug. 28-31 in Baltimore. Its goal is to improve the ability to manage coastal seas in all their ecological, economic and cultural dimensions.
The conference will work to cross barriers of discipline and culture by bringing together experts and stakeholders from different backgrounds to share information, insights and lessons learned.
Conference topics include: the latest science for coastal restoration and management; improved accountability for measuring progress toward management goals and reporting of results; sustainable approaches learned from case studies in coastal seas restoration; innovative ways to finance restoration and conservation; models for developing partnerships for shared governance and environmental stewardship; and education and communication techniques.
The conference will include several sessions devoted to Chesapeake Bay issues. The intended audience is experts in coastal policy; officials from all levels of government; business and industry representatives; journalists and writers; teachers and students; and others interested in coastal environmental issues.
The first EMECS conference took place in 1990 in Kobe, Japan. Others have taken place in Sweden, Turkey, Thailand, France, China and the United States.
To register, or for information, visit the conference website: http://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/emecs9/
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