Thursday, December 15, 2016
2017 North Carolina Coastal Conference
April 4 - 5, 2017
North Carolina Sea Grant will host North Carolina’s Coastal Conference, April 4 - 5, 2017, at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The 2017 Coastal Conference will energize partnerships to develop solutions that can benefit the state’s coastal communities, economies, and ecosystems.
“Many communities from central North Carolina to the coast found their resilience tested in 2016,” notes Susan White, executive director of North Carolina Sea Grant and the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of North Carolina system. “They continue to need information and resources to respond to, recover from and anticipate both urgent and long-term coastal challenges.”
Coastal Conference sessions will include:
weather, storms and climate;
community and ecosystem health;
fisheries and aquaculture; and
planning and economics.
Experts from the fields of economics, transportation, energy, environment, industry, and health will lead interdisciplinary sessions designed to bring together diverse perspectives.
The program includes a networking reception on April 4 at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Research Center in Raleigh.
Registration and other details are available at ncseagrant.ncsu.edu/nc-coastal-conference.
source: North Carolina Sea Grant