Indian River Lagoon Symposium 2013
The Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Symposium is the result of a multi-institutional, multi-agency effort to provide a forum for discussing IRL science and its application to management of the lagoon. The symposium is open to scientists, decision makers, students, education and outreach professionals, and the interested public. The intent is to help facilitate better communication among these groups so that the gaps between research and its application can be narrowed.
The theme for the 2013 symposium is "Health of the Lagoon", although oral presentations and posters on all aspects of science relating to the IRL are encouraged.
Although this meeting is open to anyone interested in sharing their knowledge, activities and ideas, contributions by university students and early-career professionals are encouraged. Technical sessions will be held on February 7 followed by a poster session (5:30 to 7:00 p.m.). A Forum on Lagoon Health, open to all, will be held on February 8 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon). The forum will consider past and current efforts to sustain the health of the Indian River Lagoon and focus on what scientists, resource managers, education and outreach professionals, and the public can do in the future.
- Provide a forum to disseminate current knowledge of the IRL and its management
- Foster collaborations and discussions among scientists, students, education and outreach professionals, and decision makers
- Promote participation of university students and new scientists, including interactions with and mentoring by senior scientists
- Inform policy related to management of the IRL
- Increase public awareness of the IRL and its ecological and economic importance
A Steering Group with representatives from academic, governmental, and non-profit organizations is defining the goals, basic outline, and structure for the symposium; identifying potential participants; and providing guidance, logistical support, and planning for the symposium.
Steering Group members are:
- Jeff Beal - Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
- Grant Gilmore - Estuarine, Coastal and Ocean Science, Inc.
- Patti Gorman South Florida Water Management District
- Dennis Hanisak - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University
- Chuck Jacoby IRL National Estuary Program/St. Johns River Water Management District
- Valerie Paul - Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
- Mark Perry - Florida Oceanographic Society
- Chris Wilson - University of Florida Indian River Research and Education Center
- John Windsor - Florida Institute of Technology
Scientists and students from universities, agencies, non-profit organizations, etc. (as inclusively as possible) conducting or applying science in the IRL or those interested in these topics are encouraged to attend. We particularly want to involve students, early career scientists and managers. In addition to being welcome to register and attend the whole symposium, the public is invited to attend the poster session on February 7 and the forum on February 8 at no cost.
Abstract Submission & Registration
Abstracts of oral presentations (both standard 15-minute slots and abbreviated presentations, "3 Minutes, Up to 3 Slides") and posters are solicited. The deadline for abstracts is December 15, 2012. To submit abstracts, download call for registration material. Click Here
To register for the
technical session on February 7, go to https://fauf.fau.edu/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=2245. Registration to
attend the technical session is required and closes Wednesday, February 6 at 8
To register (no cost) for the Forum on Lagoon Health on February 8, go to https://fauf.fau.edu/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=2245. Registration to attend the Forum is required and closes Thursday, February 7 at 8 a.m.
IRLS 2012 Program and Abstracts
A program is available here.
Abstracts of Presentations are available here.