General Information and Program
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium
March 12, 2005
California State University,
The public is encouraged to attend this year's symposium to learn about the current health of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary from the perspective of scientists, citizen volunteers, and policy makers. The program will highlight the findings of monitoring efforts within the sanctuary. This is a free event, but pre-registration is highly encouraged and greatly appreciated! To pre-register please call (831) 647-4209.
Program of Events
|8:00 —8:45 am||Registration (This is a free event. And while pre-registration is not necessary, it is recommended)|
|9:00 —9:15 am||Sanctuary Monitoring: Why and How
Dr. Andrew DeVogelaere, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
|9:15 —10:30 am||
Tracking Ecological Changes to Inform Conservation in a Central California Estuary
Threats to our Coastal Resources: Are We Loving the Seashore to Death?
It Takes a Forest to Raise a Fish
|10:45 12:30 pm||
Whale Tales and Porpoise Puzzles: The Challenges of Monitoring Marine Mammal Populations
Citizen Monitoring: Real Science, Real People, Real Results
How's the Patient? Diagnosis and Prognosis
|12:30 1:30 pm||Lunch (on your own), Research Posters and Exhibits|
|1:30 - 2:15 pm||Ed Ricketts Award and Memorial Lecture
Dr. Barbara Block, Stanford University
Hot Tuna: Electronic Tagging of Highly Migratory Fish Reveal New Insights for Fisheries Management and Oceanography
|2:15 3:00 pm||Policy Discussion
Good Science Leads to Sound Policy?
|3:30—4:30 pm||Sanctuary Awards and Reception|
- From Highway 1: exit at the CSUMB/Fort Ord Main Entrance and follow Light Fighter Drive to the second stop sign. Turn left on General Jim Moore Boulevard, and continue to the second stop sign, then turn right on Third Street. Continue to the second stop sign, and turn right on Sixth Avenue. Continue past the stop sign to the University Center (third building on your right with distinctive "white tent" roof).
- From Salinas: take Blanco Road west to Monterey, then turn right on Reservation Road. Turn left on Imjin Road, then turn left at the first traffic signal on Abrams Drive. Where Abrams ends at a stop sign, turn right on Inter-Garrison Road. At the second stop sign, turn left on Sixth Street. Continue past the stop sign to the University Center (third building on your right with distinctive "white tent" roof).
Parking is free in lot #29 at the University Center or across the street in lot #42 at the Watershed Institute (in regular parking spaces only).