Bays & Bayous 2016

 2016 Mississippi & Alabama Bays & Bayous Symposium

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium will be held at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Miss., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 1. The theme for the symposium is "From Thoughts to Actions – Restoration on the Gulf Coast."

The coastal symposium focuses on (but is not limited to) coastal science research, education and outreach in the northern Gulf of Mexico. It is a great place for scientists from universities, NGOs and government to share their research findings. Coastal municipalities can also showcase their resilience and conservation efforts. Educators and extension professionals can share research and successful outreach efforts.

The two-day symposium includes several sessions of 20-minute oral presentations (with time for questions and answers), poster presentations, vendors, keynote speakers, lunches and a poster reception.

Historically, each symposium has drawn scientists, students, businesses, educators, non-governmental organizations and concerned citizens. It is held every two years, alternating locations between Mobile, Alabama, and Biloxi, Miss.

Planning efforts are underway. Once the session topics are determined, we will release a call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

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To view the Summary, Call for Abstracts, Sponsors, Registration, Speakers and Hotel information, click here.

Bays and Bayous Organizing Committee Members:
Becky Allee, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Steve Ashby, Mississippi State University
Joy Aull, University of South Alabama
Kay Bruening, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
Tiffany England, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Ayesha Gray, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Ken Heck, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Deborah Jefferson, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
Robert Leaf, USM's Gulf Coast Research Lab
Kelly Lucas, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Amy Newbold, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
Stephanie Otts, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program
Melissa Schneider, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
Steve Sempier, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
LaDon Swann, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant
Roberta Swann, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program