Session Topics

EMECS 9 Organizers are seeking abstracts that represent the following session topics.  Abstract submitters are encouraged to address one of the main conference themes in their abstract, however they are not limited to these session recommendations and may indicate during the submission process an alternative session topic.

Accountability: measuring progress toward sustainable and integrated coastal seas management; tools for measuring progress and reporting results; understanding trajectories of change

Sustainable Approaches: sharing case studies and lessons learned in coastal seas restoration, pollution prevention, and long-term protection; adapting to climate change; and valuing business and economics in coastal management

Finance and Funding:  investigating new, innovative and sustainable ways to support restoration, conservation, and pollution prevention efforts; judicious investment and methods for targeting cost-effective and innovative restoration practices

Multilateral Partnerships: assessing institutional models for shared governance and environmental stewardship; paradigms for multi-lateral partnerships between federal, state, and local government, academic institutions, businesses, and nongovernmental actors; partnerships for improved management of transboundary coastal seas

Innovative Education and Communication: integrating web-based technologies with creative and effective classroom and outdoor education; engaging citizens in two-way information exchange and involvement; communicating effectively to increase public awareness and citizen involvement; effective outreach through meaningful storytelling

Underlying Science: the latest science on the development and assessment of sustainable approaches for integrated coastal seas restoration and management

Sponsors EPA University of Florida, IFAS Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Studies Maryland Department of Environment Maryland Sister States Program John Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering Maryland Sea Grant NOAA Center for Environment & Society, Washington College
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