Scientists share latest research on coastal Georgia’s environmental challenges
The symposium highlights research supported by Georgia Sea Grant
Brunswick, Ga. - Scientists from across the state shared how research is addressing coastal Georgia's most critical environmental and economic issues at the Georgia Coastal Research Council Symposium. Held at the University of Georgia Marine Extension facility in Brunswick, the event highlighted research funded by Georgia Sea Grant and Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Incentive Grants.
The daylong symposium included three blocks of one-hour sessions with the themes Healthy Coastal Ecosystems, Coastal Communities and Shoreline Change/Coastal Hazards. Presentations will be given on a variety of topics including oyster health and restoration, hurricane activity, effects of land development and resiliency planning. The symposium was free and open to the public. More than 70 people attended.
The symposium was hosted by the Georgia Coastal Research Council, an organization with a mission to provide objective information about scientific issues pertaining to the Georgia coast. Georgia Sea Grant, a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach, and the Georgia Coastal Management Program fund the GCRC, which seeks to improve dialogue between coastal scientists and decision-makers in Georgia.
For more information about the GCRC, see http://www.gcrc.uga.edu.