NOAA RESTORE Science Program at CERF 2019 Conference

At the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 2019 Biennial Conference in Mobile, AL, the NOAA RESTORE Science Program will participate in sessions and learn about recent advances in coastal and estuarine science and its application.

Program director Julien Lartigue will join Melissa Baustian (Louisiana Center of Excellence), Kelly Darnell (Mississippi-Based RESTORE Act Center of Excellence), Chuck Wilson (Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative), and Jessica Henkel (Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council) for a panel discussion as part of the ‘New insights in the Gulf of Mexico nine years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spillsession (Tu, Nov 5, 1-2:30 PM, 201C).

Caitlin Young will present on the steps the Science Program has taken to facilitate the co-production of science in the Gulf of Mexico including the outcomes from a recent workshop in Texas (Th, Nov 7, 4-4:15 PM, 204B).

Project teams supported by the Science Program presenting their latest findings include:

Impact of the Mississippi River
Tu, Nov 5, 10:00 AM, 201C

Sargassum Communities
M, Nov 4, 11:15 AM, 201A; Tu, Nov 5, 11:00 AM, 203B; and W, Nov 6, poster B11

Marsh Food Webs
W, Nov 6, 10:30 AM, 202B; W, Nov 6, 1:15 PM, 202B; W, Nov 6, 1:30 PM, 202B; Th, Nov 7, 3:00 PM, 201D; and W, Nov 6, poster L2

Seagrass and Nekton
Th, Nov 7, 11:15 AM, 204A and W, Nov 6, poster O2 and poster N8

Oysters as Bioindicators
Tu, Nov 5, 3:30 PM, 201C

Coastal Florida Decision Support Tool
Tu, Nov 5, 8:45 AM, 201B

Mobile Bay Decision Support Tool
Tu, Nov 5, 11 AM, 201C and Th, Nov 7, 9:15 AM, 202A

The Science Program will also participate in other upcoming conferences including the Florida Deepwater Horizon Restoration Summit (Nov 14, 2019, Fort Walton Beach, FL), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019 (Dec 9-12, San Francisco, CA) and the 2020 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference (Feb 3-6, 2020, Tampa, FL). We hope to see many of you at these meetings as well.