2016 NYSMEA Annual Conference

  • 01 Oct 2016
  • SUNY Stony Brook Southampton


(depends on selected options)

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NYSMEA's 38th Annual Conference, “Island Voices: Promoting Best Practices for Coastal Conservation and Resilience,” is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton. We are excited and grateful to be hosted by Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS). Here are a few updates regarding the conference: 
  • Highlights will include keynote speakers Chris Paparo, Manager of SoMAS's Marine Sciences Center, and Dr. Chris Gobler, Director of Academic Programs for SoMAS.
  • Conference participants will be able to select from a variety of workshops to attend during three morning sessions. Following lunch and an awards ceremony, there will be several wonderful field trips to choose from, including a 3-hour research cruise aboard the R/V Peconic and kayaking the local waters.  A field trip selection form will be emailed to registrants two weeks before the conference.
  • Dorm rooms will be available for conference attendees wishing to stay over Friday and/or Saturday nights.
  • Early bird registration will be in effect until September 15, 2016.  Starting September 16, registration fees in each category will increase by $20.

Tentative Schedule for Saturday, October 1, 2016


7:00-8:00             Beach Walk with Lou Siegel

7:30-8:25             Registration and breakfast, silent auction opens, exhibitors in Chancellors Lobby

8:30-8:45              Welcome in Duke Lecture Hall

8:45-9:35              Keynote Speaker Chris Paparo, "From Plankton to Whales: Why our local waters are worth protecting"

9:35-9:45              Walk to Marine Station classrooms

9:45-10:30            Session 1 (3 concurrent hour-long workshops)

10:40-11:25          Session 2 (3 concurrent hour-long workshops)

11:30-12:15          Panel of SoMAS scientists

12:15-12:25          Walk to Chancellors Lobby

12:30-1:15            Lunch, exhibitors, student posters, silent auction in Chancellors Lobby

1:15                      Silent auction closes

1:20-1:50              Business meeting and awards in Duke Lecture Hall

2:00-5:00              Field trips (including boat trip on R/V Peconic)    


5:30-6:30              Return to campus for wine and cheese reception in Student Center Cafeteria or on outdoor patio

6:30-7:20              Dinner in Cafeteria

7:20-7:30              Kurt Bretsch talks about SoMAS undergraduate program

7:30-8:30              Keynote Speaker Dr. Chris Gobler, "Water quality impairments on Long Island: Challenges and solutions" 

8:30-9:00              Live Auction

9:00-11:00            After-party in downtown Southampton

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Sarah Richards at srichards@saintannsny.org.

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