Member and Meeting Services
SEERS welcomes sponsorships for our semi-annual meetings. One of our top priorities is to encourage participation of student colleagues. Sponsorships allow SEERS to offer reduced registration prices for students and provide travel awards for selected students (who are presenting their research) to participate in the meeting. We offer three paid sponsorship levels with a range of benefits. SEERS may be interested in sponsorships with provision of goods or services to the meeting in lieu of payment: please contact the program chair at email@example.com to discuss arrangements.
Featuring a special session on “The Art of Resilience” and a plenary address by Dr. Rachel Gittman from East Carolina University. Resilience is the ability of an ecosystem to absorb a disturbance, but also to maintain the quality of its pre-disturbance structure and functions. Our challenge is applying this to coastal systems where the intersection of land and sea, and people and the environment, creates complex interactions and synergies. For coastal communities and ecosystems, we can view this through the lens of adaptability and durability. Communities and ecosystems need to be durable (resistant) to disturbance events, and able to adapt to changing baselines. The ‘art’ is in balancing the needs and resilience of communities with that of ecosystems to the benefit of both. SEERS is calling for presentations that address this theme, but presentations on other research topics related to estuaries and coasts are welcome as always. See the SEERS website for details on special events and field trips.
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