2020 Summit May be Largest Collection of Coastal and Estuarine Content Ever Assembled
By Daniel Hayden
Every two years the National Coastal and Estuarine Summit occurs, and it is a chance to learn new skills, exchange ideas and meet with experts in the field of Coastal and Estuarine restoration to help us make our projects and communities better. 2020 will be no different, as we leverage the power of technology to help bring even more people together.
Interest in the Summit is greater this year than ever before. Because we are
not constrained by time and place, we are able to host 40 concurrent discussions with live Q&A. Unlike prior Summits, you won’t need to choose which session to attend since everything will be recorded, and you can view it whenever and wherever you want.
What’s most remarkable, though, is that we have arranged more than 350 speakers and posters for this year’s Summit. We believe this will be the biggest compilation of Coastal and Estuarine research and practices ever assembled.
Additionally, we will be recording these presentations and share them on-demand for all registrants. This not only gives registrants full access to the content, but allows the insight from these speakers to be available online long after the Summit ends.
The full list of topics can be found here.
There are two things that get me charged up about the content. First, is that I will have access to this on demand so I can get the content when and where I want it. The second thing, is the breadth of content will allow me to explore areas like:
- Nesting Micro-topography for Sparrows: Beneficial Spoil Use by Lauren Healey, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge/USFWS
- Dam Removals for Nature Based Fish Passage Projects: Challenges and Lessons Learned by Stephen Fuller, SumCo Eco Contracting
- Greening the Woonasquatucket River Greenway: Clean Water, Environmental Justice, Community Engagement and Resilience Alicia Lehrer, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
- Pursuit of Engineering With Nature® (EWN®) Strategies in the New Jersey Back Bays hosted by Jeffrey King, US Army Corps of Engineers
- Designing Wetlands for Sea Level Rise in Southern California by Conor Ofsthun, Moffatt & Nichol
I encourage you to block your calendars from September 30 to October 1 for the live events and immerse yourself in the Summit all year long.
Daniel Hayden is the President and CEO of Restore America’s Estuaries.