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Nutrient Criteria Research Framework Workshop

Source: http://www2.nos.noaa.gov/gomex/ (13 Jan. 2009)
The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Nutrient Criteria Research Framework Workshop will examine the state of our understanding of nutrient flux and the corresponding ecological response for estuaries and near-shore coastal systems of the Gulf of Mexico.

Excessive nutrients are a common problem in the Gulf of Mexico region. The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) is developing a Nutrient Criteria Research Framework for nutrient studies to provide information needed to understand the transport, fate and effects of nutrients. This information will be used to inform the development of estuarine and coastal nutrient criteria. The following goals will guide the development of a framework:

Standardize a nutrient study design using a regional approach that can be used at locations around the Gulf of Mexico;
Identify the core monitoring needed to characterize and better understand nutrient sources, fate, transport and effects; and
Provide sufficient understanding of the relationships between nutrients, water quality, physical processes, and biological communities to develop protective nutrient criteria for coastal ecosystems.

GOMA will gather existing information and consult with local estuary experts to assist with study design and overall data collection and interpretation. Please join us at this workshop to contribute your knowledge of Gulf of Mexico coastal systems and nutrients.

Registration is requested by March 2, 2009. Please visit the workshop website to download a copy of the registration form. A registration fee of $50 will be collected at the workshop and will include the cost of breakfasts, breaks, and meeting materials during the workshop.

A hotel block for a rate of $140 per night plus tax, has been set up at the Hilton on St. Charles Avenue. Reservations should be made by March 2, 2009 using the group code: "Gulf Alliance Nutrients Workshop". The hotel can be reached at (504) 524-8890.


Location:   Hilton, St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Dates:   March 10-12, 2009
Early Registration Deadline:   March 2, 2009
Abstract/Proposal Submission Deadline:   January 23, 2009
Official Language:   English
Contact Information:   Laurie.Rounds@noaa.gov
Tel.:+1 240-753-4471


Home Page URL:   http://www2.nos.noaa.gov/gomex/nutrients/nuts_conf_09/welcome.html

Links to Event resources:
Agenda
Registration Form
Hilton St. Charles Avenue

Keywords:   Nutrients, Criteria, Estuaries, Near-shore coastal systems


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