Special Session on Water Resources

The USGS Water Institute and NOAA Sea Grant College Program will be hosting a special session at the 2016 UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference on June 21-23, 2016  at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach, Florida.


Sea Grant College Programs and Water Resources Research Institutes: Research and Partnerships Investigating Land-Sea Interface

NOAA Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) and the USGS Water Resources Research Institutes (WRRI) through the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) are both Federal-State partnerships federally mandated to address the Nation’s oceans, coastal, Great Lakes, and water resources issues. Sea Grant is working on integrated research, education and outreach including water issues to assist coastal communities. The Institutes focus research and student training to address water issues related to resource availability, infrastructure and ecosystem services in watersheds. These programs intersect at the land-sea interface and in some locations over entire watersheds, but no coordinated effort to explore and exploit synergistic capacity between the Federal Agencies has occurred to date. Focusing on the significant aspect of the connection between coastal waters and the fresh water inputs they receive, we welcome submissions demonstrating the intersecting foci described above and/or where Sea Grant and NIWR have partnered on research, education and/or outreach efforts.


Here is the Call for Abstracts. We would like to feature research and extension/outreach work funded by Sea Grant, the Water Institutes or both. Presentations representing collaborative efforts between the organizations are welcome.



Earl Greene, USGS, Chief of External Research, [log in to unmask]

Darren Lerner, University of Hawaii, Director, Sea Grant College Program and Interim Director, Water Resources Research Center, [log in to unmask]