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NYMSC Annual Conference

October 22, 2016

8:30am – 4:00pm

SUNY Maritime College

Report Card on Excess Nutrients in the Marine Environment: How Are We Doing?

Registration deadline is Monday, October 17 – register here!

Directions and building information

This year’s conference will focus on efforts to reduce the amount of nitrogen and other nutrients we are putting into our coastal waters. For years we have known that excess nitrogen is problematic in systems like New York Harbor, East River, Western Long Island Sound, Lower Hudson River, and Jamaica Bay, where the water is eutrophic and suffers from limited circulation. It’s time to take a look at what we’ve been doing to fix this and how well it’s working. The event will also give an inside look at the new methods that are being developed to limit nitrogen that’s being put into the water.

The 2016 NYMSC conference will bring together experts from different states, agencies, and research groups to work on improving how we deal with excess nutrients in the marine environment. The event will also include a poster competition for undergraduate and graduate students, with a $250 prize. Attendees, as well as students who wish to compete in the poster session, should register here by Monday, October 17, and stay tuned for the conference agenda.