Register now for Bays and Bayous Symposium

Registration is open for the 2012 Mississippi-Alabama Bays and Bayous Symposium. The event will be held Nov. 14-15 in Biloxi, Miss., at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center.

The theme for the two-day coastal symposium is “Finding a common currency: Natural resource economics, ecology and culture.” The event will include networking opportunities, guest speakers and more than 100 oral and poster presentations with question-and-answer sessions. Presentation topics include climate and hazard resilience, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill science, habitat management and restoration, living estuarine resources, and water quality and quantity. Presentations will focus on science-based research and education and outreach efforts associated with research projects.

The symposium is open to graduate students, resource managers, scientists, educators, industry and community leaders, elected officials and the general public.

The Bays and Bayous Symposium is sponsored by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, NOAA Coastal Services Center, University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab, Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Gulf of Mexico Alliance, Alabama State Port Authority, Ocean Conservancy and Volkert and Associates, Inc.

The registration fee will be $50 for all attendees. To register for the symposium, visithttp://masgc.org/bb2012/registration.