The 2019 North Carolina Coastal Conference drew nearly 200 people to learn about and discuss topics ranging from community resilience to solar radiation’s effects on Least Tern eggs. North Carolina Sea Grant hosted the conference Nov. 19-20 at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington.
To see the agenda, as well as the program booklet with presentation/poster abstracts and bios for guest speakers, visit the Coastal Conference website.
Below are a selection of images from the event.
The opening session and keynote speakers highlighted the role of resilience in our coastal systems. Clockwise from left: Christopher Finelli, University of North Carolina Wilmington; a conference attendee asking a question; Mladen Vouk, NC State University; keynote speaker Michelle Covi, Old Dominion University and Virginia Sea Grant; Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant; and Jonathan Pennock, NOAA National Sea Grant College Program.
Concurrent sessions featured community speakers, student presentations, and panels.
Day one of the Coastal Conference offered many opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas.
The agenda included a poster session and even a virtual reality demonstration.
Day two of the conference featured keynote speaker Rear Admiral Timothy Gallaudet, U.S. Navy retired, U.S. Department of Commerce, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (left). It also offered more concurrent sessions, panels, and opportunities for discussions.