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Coastal Georgia Colloquium 2002

September 30th
Coastal Georgia Center (Auditorium)
305 Fahm St., Savannah, Georgia



The first Coastal Georgia Colloquium was held on 9/30/02 at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.  There were a total of 50 presentations, with coastal scientists representing many of the units in the University system as well as scientists and managers from both federal and state agencies.  Each of the presenters had an opportunity to make a brief presentation regarding their current activities, and there was a general discussion concerning current research needs and the possibility of holding regular meetings with the Coastal Resources Division of DNR. Agenda and Schedule for Colloquium 2002.

Outcomes of Colloquium '02 :

  • The Colloquium allowed many of the scientists and coastal managers in Georgia to meet one another and to learn about the tremendous research expertise that exists across the state with regard to coastal issues. It also provided an opportunity to discuss sharing resources (equipment, ship time, etc.) and to make contacts for future collaboration.
  • We prepared a short interview form, a profile, for each participant to use in describing his or her interests in coastal research or management. See the list of Affiliated Scientists and Managers.
  • Coastal resources personnel identified a number of immediate scientific needs that exist in the Department of Natural Resources. They are:
  • Better delineation of fish habitat
    Cumulative impacts of docks, dock policy regulations
    Stock assessments and evolution of models
    Marsh balding / dead marsh - what is causing it?
    Blue crab decline
    Instream flow
    Buffers adjacent to tidal marshes, particularly important to hammocks
    Black gill disease in shrimp - is it fatal in shrimp?
    Understanding the interface of ground and surface waters
  • A listserv was established by the GCRC staff to keep contact with interested scientists and managers.
  • A follow-up meeting was scheduled for Thursday, November 7 at 1:00 pm in the Marine Extension building in Brunswick to further discuss marsh dieback, which is one of the issues that was raised at the Colloquium.
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