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General Information and Program

 

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium
-Sanctuary Currents 2015-

April 25, 2015

FREE ADMISSION
Pre-registration is recommendend, with option to pre-order box lunch
(link to CSUMB)

California State University,
Monterey Bay,
University Center, Sixth Street,
Seaside, CA

To help reduce waste, please bring a reusable water bottle and/or coffee cup to enjoy refreshments at the venue.

Any management of the marine environment is only as good as the quality (and quantity) of the monitoring data that support it. Traditionally, monitoring of the marine environment was the unique purview of trained academic and government agency scientists. However, with the proliferation of environmental problems, increased awareness of the general public, and the simultaneous decrease in financial support for monitoring at both state and federal levels, the role of citizen scientists is on the rise. Come join us for a lively discussion on what it means to be a citizen scientist. Keynote presentations will focus on topics ranging from programs focused primarily on education to those modeled closely on formal monitoring efforts, from the rocky intertidal to the open ocean. A poster session follows the presentations and an exhibit hall will provide attendees with many opportunities to get involved.

The annual Sanctuary Currents Symposium provides an exciting opportunity to bring scientists, managers, students and members of the public together to address the most important issues of the day with respect to the Monterey Bay and beyond, and this year we are taking on citizen science. Discussions will occur around plenary sessions featuring internationally-recognized scientists, a research poster session, and exhibitry throughout the day.

 

Program Flyer

Sponsors

  • Institute for Applied Marine Ecology
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center
  • Save the Earth

 

Program of Events


8:00 - 9:00 am DOORS OPEN and FREE REGISTRATION
9:00 - 9:15 am WELCOME and SESSION ABSTRACTS
9:15 - 9:40 am Sourcing the crowd: The unique science behind your day at the beach
Dr. Steve Haddock
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
9:40 - 10:05 am What is it and why should I care? Educational outcomes in citizen science
Alison Young
California Academy of Sciences
10:05 - 10:30 am Tapping into the public's skills—how citizen scientists become experts
Dr. Jan Freiwald
Reef Check California
10:30 - 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 - 11:25 am Eyes on the water: Engaging the general public in the field
Lauren Hanneman
CSU Monterey Bay
11:25 - 11:50 am A spectrum of citizen science—cooperation, collaboration, and crowds
Dr. Jenn Caselle
Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara
11:50 - 12:30 pm LUNCH
12:30 - 2:30 pm RESEARCH POSTERS SESSION AND EXHIBITS
2:30 - 3:00 pm Ricketts Memorial Award and Lecture:
Investigation of sea star wasting: The critical importance of citizen science

Dr. Peter Raimondi
UC Santa Cruz
3:00 - 3:30 pm RESEARCH POSTER AWARDS and CLOSING REMARKS

 

Map and Parking

  • CSUMB Map and Directions
  • Free event parking provided in lot #29 adjacent to University Center (between Butler and B Streets)
For more information, contact james_lindholm@csumb.edu.
URL: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/research/currsymp2015/welcome.html    Reviewed: April 21, 2015
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