Do you have concerns about what’s happening along the state’s coast? The Coastal Society, North Carolina Sea Grant and the University of North Carolina Wilmington are hosting a forum Monday, Nov. 6, to address many of these coastal issues.
“Priority Issues in Coastal North Carolina,” a full-day gathering of coastal experts, professionals and officials will take place in UNCW’s Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin K Moss Lane, Wilmington.
The Coastal Society is an organization of private sector, academic and government professionals and students dedicated to actively addressing emerging coastal issues by fostering dialogue, forging partnerships and promoting communications and education, according to its website.
Keynote speaker will be North Carolina Division of Coastal Management Director Braxton Davis. Also planned for the day are three speaker panels, breakout discussion sessions, student poster session and contest, and a networking happy hour at Wilmington Brewing Co. to close out the day. The full agenda is available online.
Topics to be discussed include offshore wind planning and permitting, research and control of toxins, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and planning and implementing coastal resilience strategies.
Lynker Inc., North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Coastal Management, North Carolina Coastal Federation, Duke University Marine Lab and East Carolina University are supporting the event.
Tickets, including fees and taxes, are $19.10 for students, $64.78 for professional Coastal Society members, and $76.19 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased through an online platform.
Reduced registration rates are also available for those who are able to demonstrate financial need on an individual basis by contacting the event planners. Registration discounts will be provided through promo codes issued only to those individuals.
Contact Coastal Society Executive Director Judy Tucker at email@example.com or Regional Event Planning Chair Jeff Flood at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding registration or event logistics.