[Coral-List] Beyond the Horizon Forum: Creating a Network of Special Ocean Places

ritchie at mote.org ritchie at mote.org
Tue Apr 5 11:23:22 EDT 2011

Dear Friends,
We would like to announce a special forum called "Beyond the Horizon:
Creating a Network of Special Ocean Places." This forum has been organized
with the purpose of initiating discussions of a potential network of
special ocean places to strengthen the ecology, economy and culture of the
Gulf of Mexico.

Dates: May 11-13, 2011

Conference Purpose: Build consensus for establishing ecologically
significant protections for key Gulf of Mexico sites to ensure that they
continue to provide important services to our society; identify mechanisms
that allow comprehensive approaches to management as well as significant
involvement of the public in decision making.

Location: Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL

Registration Fee: $50 per participant/$25 per student

For more information on conference agenda, registration details and a
special summary report please see the website below:


Please forward this link to potential interested list serves.


Kimberly B. Ritchie, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist and Manager
Marine Microbiology Program
Center for Coral Reef Research
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone:  (941) 388-4441 x353
fax:    (941) 388-4312


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