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Conferences and Meetings

Ocean Sciences Meeting
February 21-26, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana

A wide variety of sessions on ocean research will be presented for the nearly 4,000 attendees. Many sessions highlight a range of climate change impacts, from ocean surface heat to salinity to carbon levels, and how those changes affect creatures that live in and around those waters. Visit for more information.

Aquaculture 2016
February 22-26, 2016
Las Vegas, Nevada

The triennial aquaculture event draws an international crowd of nearly 4,000 to discuss the current state and the future of the industry. Sessions cover everything from getting started in the business, to the ethics of aquaculture to full-day sessions on individual niches, such as oysters. For more information, visit

Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Meeting
March 10-12, 2016
USC Beaufort, Bluffton, South Carolina

The non-profit educational organization’s spring meeting includes a special session on “Sea level rise and estuaries in the Southeast.” Visit for more information.

Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy: 5th National Forum
March 20-22, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana

The forum will address socioeconomic research in coastal regions, with topics such as the economics of climate adaptation, public vs. private use, energy policy, and the use of incentives to encourage private resource stewardship. For more information, visit

2016 National Hurricane Conference
March 21-24, 2016
Orlando, Florida

The primary goal of the National Hurricane Conference is to improve hurricane preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation in order to save lives and property in the United States and the tropical islands of the Caribbean and Pacific. In addition, the conference serves as a national forum for federal, state, and local officials to exchange ideas and recommend new policies to improve Emergency Management. Visit for more information.

American Planning Association National Conference
April 2-5, 2016
Phoenix, Arizona

The American Planning Association’s annual event highlights preparation for the future, in part by looking at processes that have worked in the past. Sessions will touch on waterfront revivals, working with contentious groups, and disaster recovery. Oceanographer John Englander’s keynote “High Tide on Main Street” presentation deals with how communities can thrive as the climate changes. Visit for more information.


Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice Workshop
April 13-15, 2016
Tybee Island, Georgia

This workshop is open to extension and outreach professionals, local and state government staff, and other practitioners in NC, SC, GA, FL, and the Caribbean interested in coastal climate adaptation issues. All participants will learn more about climate, and explore the use of a common language among community members, extension professionals, and scientists. The workshop will provide a venue to share tools, training, and resources on actionable climate information, lessons learned, and best management practices for implementing climate adaptation strategies through case studies from local community representatives. In addition, this is an excellent networking opportunity for a diverse representation of local communities in the Southeast and Caribbean. For more information, visit

National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration
April 18-22, 2016
Coral Springs, Florida

The conference deals with issues of large-scale ecosystem restoration through science, engineering, planning, and policy. Sessions will cover not only what’s working in ecosystem restoration but how to quantify success in an environment when shrinking public funding goes to projects with proven results. For more information, visit

Ports ‘16
June 12-15, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana

This port engineering conference is the latest in a triennial series of international conferences on port and harbor development. Among the topics of research covered at the conference will be water quality, noise impacts, climate change impacts, and protection of wildlife habitat. For more information, visit

National Marine Educators Association
June 25-July 1, 2016
Orlando, Florida

Nearly 500 educators from high schools, public aquariums, non-profit organizations, and government agencies come together for five days of learning and sharing. Working around the theme “Making Waves: Current Connections in Marine Science,” the conference will cover topics that promote awareness and education about the global marine environment. Visit for more information.

International Low Impact Development Conference
August 29-31, 2016
Portland, Maine

This conference is organized by members of the Urban Water Resources Research Council, leaders in the development of LID and green infrastructure technology. The conference will highlight new and continuing work, including research, developments, and community adoption of LID throughout the U.S. and internationally. For more information, visit

2016 Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference
September 12-14, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina

Join practitioners, researchers, and staff from local, state, and federal agencies to share information about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas. Learn about how communities are adapting to climate change, how professionals are translating the science to help mainstream audiences understand what’s going on, and how the changes could impact public health, tourism, recreation, and natural resource management. Visit for more information.

Oceans 2016
September 19-22, 2016
Monterey, California

This international conference is a major forum for scientists, engineers, and those with an interest in the oceans. Scheduled keynote speaker is Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals and nominee for the presidency of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to the educational sessions, attendees can tour the more than 20 marine-related facilities in the Monterey Bay Crescent Research Consortium. For more information, visit

S.C. Water Resources Conference
October 12-13, 2016
Columbia, South Carolina

This two-day forum examines water policies, management, and research with the goal of ensuring South Carolina has sufficient water resources to boost the economy and protect natural resources. Political and industry leaders take the stage for the first day, and regulatory agencies and nonprofit advocates are the focus the second day. Visit for more information.

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