The 2016 State of the Coast Conference (SOC16) – the fourth iteration of the largest state-wide conference of its kind providing an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy will take place June 1-3, 2016, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), The Water Institute of the Gulf, and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) partner to produce this forum, the need for which grows with every acre of land lost to the Gulf. SOC16 will consist of three full days of presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. More than 1,000 scientists, landowners/managers, federal and state agency personnel, local officials, industry and business leaders, resource users, and interested citizens will be in attendance at the biennial conference. Louisiana’s coastal landscape is rapidly changing, from continued deterioration of the coastal wetlands, to injuries from storms and other events, to changes in ecosystem service capacity, politics, and economics. All individuals interested in Louisiana’s coastal restoration and protection activities are invited to attend.
The Southeast Chapter will be attending.
For more information visit: www.stateofthecoast.org
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