Coastal Georgia Colloquium 2002
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:
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
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
- 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.