November 13-15, 2019
New Orleans, LA
The 2019 Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Regional Science Symposium was held on November 13-15, 2019 at the New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street.
Goals of the Symposium:
- Support climate adaptation efforts by sharing science resources and tools and providing natural and cultural resource managers and regional experts with an opportunity to share lessons learned and best practices.
- Discuss and identify gaps and needs for actionable science that meets the requirements of managers for on-the-ground application.
- Provide a venue for researchers, managers, and other resource people to share information about current activities, plans, and opportunities for collaboration.
- Researchers and managers working in the southeastern U.S., including the U.S. Caribbean, on climate impacts and adaptation for fish, wildlife, habitat, cultural resources.
- Decision makers and practitioners from state fish and wildlife agencies, federal organizations, Tribal Nations and Tribal organizations, NGOs.
World Cafe Session Information
The World Cafe session, 10 am – 12 pm on Thursday, November 14, facilitated directed conversations and knowledge sharing on targeted themes. There were a variety of tables set up during this session, organized around specific topics and around specific organizations, hosted by a table lead. Participants rotated to tables based on their individual interests.
Field Trip Details
An optional field trip to the Barataria Preserve – Jean Lafitte National Park on Friday, November 15th, included a swamp boat tour and a walking tour, led by Dr. Julie Whitbeck and other National Park Service personnel.
After the boat trip, we offer an – OPTIONAL – walk on one of the Preserve’s foot trails. Starting on the natural levee ridge of the Mississippi River distributary that shaped this place, we will explore bottomland hardwood forests growing on higher elevation terrain and bald cypress swamps inhabiting natural levee backslopes. In addition to enjoying these lush wetland ecosystems and their abundant biota, we may also visit one of the park’s elevation and hydrology dynamics monitoring stations, and we will learn about other ongoing research and monitoring programs.
About the Area
The Canal Street Marriott hotel is conveniently located one block away from the French Quarter and it is the starting point for all major avenues that run from Downtown to Uptown New Orleans. A streetcar trolley runs along the entire length of the street, making stops at all major hotels and street crossings.
All questions can be directed to Cari Furiness at the provided email address below.Send an email