Sanctuary Currents Symposium
The Currents Symposium is an annual event for researchers, educators, students, and the public to learn about current research being conducted in the Sanctuary. This research symposium helps us to better understand Sanctuary habitats and resources, as well as, keeping those involved connected and informed. Scientific experts discuss the latest findings at this annual event.
- 2013 - Change: Observations on the Shifting Ecology of the Sanctuary
- 2012 - From Lions to Luminescence: Linking Land and Sea
- 2011 - Ripple Effects: The Far-Reaching Impacts of Local Ocean Research
- 2010 - Voices of Hope: Science and Innovation for the Ocean
- 2009 - Back to the Future: Preserving the Sanctuary by Exploring its Past
- 2008 - Oceans of Change: Our Climate, Our Sanctuary, Our Future
- 2007 - The Ocean Revealed: Observing Systems for Healthy Oceans
- 2006 - Marine Protected Areas: NewStrategies for Healthy Oceans
- 2005 - Tracking the Health of our Sanctuary
- 2004 - Clean Waters, Healthy Oceans
- 2003 - Threatened and Thriving-Lessons from the Sea
- 2002 - New Technologies-Revealing the Secrets of the Sea
- 2001 - Fishing for Our Future
- 2000 - Causes of Ecosystem Change: Natural or Human?
- 1999 - Climate Change and the Sanctuary
- 1998 - Human Influences on the Coastal Ocean
- 1997 - Facets of Biodiversity
- 1996 - Building Community Connections in Science, Education & Conservation
Awards are presented annually at the symposium to people and organizations who have contributed significantly to the mission of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary through education, conservation, research, scientific, political, and public involvement.
This annual award honors scientists who have exhibited exemplary work throughout their career and advanced the knowledge of marine science.
Awards are presented each year for outstanding research posters.