Area scientists and resource managers involved in the restoration of Long Island Sound are well represented in this year’s National Coastal and Estuarine Summit.
The Sept 29-Oct. 1 event, organized by Restore America’s Estuaries, is the largest international gathering of coastal professionals. More than 300 expert panels, presentations, and posters have been selected and more than 30 sponsors have already committed to support the Summit, which is being held virtually because of the pandemic.
The On-Demand sessions, recorded sessions that will continue to be available for nine months following the Summit, include several Long Island Sound-specific topics. They cover: a session moderated by Dr. Jim Ammerman, the Long Island Sound Science Coordinator, on monitoring nitrogen levels in Long Island Sound, and its embayments and tributaries; a session moderated by Katie O’Brien Clayton, an environmental analyst at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, on emerging trends concerning hypoxia (depleted oxygen levels) in Long Island Sound; and Vicky O’Neill, the Long Island Sound Study’s New York Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Coordinator, on innovative methods to restore tidal wetlands.
Other Long Island Sound professionals at the Summit include:
More information on these and other Summit topics, and information on how to register, is on the Restore America’s Estuaries website at: https://estuaries.org/summit/about/.