Coastal Georgia Colloquium 2006

October 18th/Savannah, Georgia


Fifty-six of Georgia’s coastal resource managers and scientists gathered in Savannah for the second Coastal Georgia Colloquium.  Ten academic units and nine government agencies were represented.  After Merryl Alber welcomed the group, overviews of the Coastal Management Program (GA-DNR Coastal Resources Division) and Georgia Sea Grant were given.  Twenty-five participants gave brief presentations introducing themselves and their coastal Georgia work.  Eighteen project summaries were also presented.  At the end of the day there was a discussion of scientific needs and how future Colloquia (or other GCRC activities) might best serve to connect resource managers and academic researchers.

Agenda and Attendees

08:45 – 09:15 a.m.      Meet and Greet (with coffee)
09:15 – 09:35 a.m.      Welcome and Overview of the GCRC [M. Alber]
09:35 – 10:00 a.m.     Overview of the Coastal Resources Division, GA DNR [B. Gane]
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.      Overview of Georgia Sea Grant Program [E. Garrison]
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.       Session A, Introductions (3 min each)
11:00 – 11:20 a.m.       Coffee Break                           
11:20 – 12:05 p.m.       Session B, Introductions (3 min each)
12:05 – 01:15 p.m.       Lunch
01:15 – 02:10 p.m.      Session C, Project Overviews (7 min each)
02:10 – 02:30 p.m.     7th inning stretch
02:30 – 03:45 p.m.     Session D, Project Overviews (7 min each)
03:45 – 04:00 p.m.     Coffee break
04:00 – 04:50 p.m.     Discussion: Where do we go from here? [B. Gane and M. Alber]

Session A

Stephen Vives* (Dan Gleason) – GA Southern Univ.
Matt Gilligan – Savannah State Univ.
Carol Pride* (Carla Curran) – Savannah State Univ.
Dan Gleason – Georgia Southern Univ.
Risa Cohen – Georgia Southern Univ.
Scott Harrison – Georgia Southern Univ.
Melissa Booth – UGA Marine Institute
James Nelson – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
William Savidge – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
Jay Brandes – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
Sally Walker – Univ. of Georgia
Dorset Hurley – Sapelo Island NERR
Phil Flournoy* (K. Gates) – UGA Marine Ext. Service

Session B

Brad Winn – GA DNR Wildlife Resources Div.
Mary Elfner – Mary A. Elfner Environ.Consulting
Jennifer Derby – U.S. Environ. Protection Agency
Kay Davy – NOAA Fisheries
Greg Cherry – U.S. Geol. Survey
Suzie Grams – U.S. Geol. Survey
Jeff King – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Greg McFall – Gray’s Reef Nat’l Marine Sanctuary
Jim Sullivan – Gray’s Reef Nat’l Marine Sanctuary
Eva DiDonato – National Park Service
Rebecca Effler – UGA Marine Institute

Session C

James Sanders – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
Richard Lee – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
Elizabeth Mann – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
Marc Frischer – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
Peter Verity – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
Clark Alexander – Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography
Jim Reichard – Georgia Southern Univ.
Keith Gates – UGA Marine Extension Service
Alan Power – UGA Marine Extension Service

Session D   

Peter Hartel – Univ. of Georgia
Warren Kriesel – Univ. of Georgia
Mark Risse – Univ. of Georgia
David Stooksbury* (Mark Risse) – Univ. of Georgia
Liz Kramer – Univ. of Georgia
Joe Richardson – Savannah State Univ.
Chandra Franklin – Savannah State Univ.
Carla Curran – Savannah State Univ.
Dionne Hoskins – Savannah State Univ.
Christof Meile – Univ. of Georgia
Merryl Alber – Univ. of Georgia

Additional attendees:

Doug Atkinson – UGA Marine Extension Service
Deb Barreiro – Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Div.
David Bryant – Georgia Sea Grant
Elizabeth Cheney – Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Div.
Marci DeSart – Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Div.
Janice Flory – Georgia Coastal Research Council
Brooks Good – Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Div.
Dominic Guadagnoli – Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Div.
Jennifer Kline – Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Div.
Christine Laporte – Georgia Coastal Research Council
Jan MacKinnon – Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Div.
Paul Medders – Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Div.
Joan Sheldon – Univ. of Georgia
Christine Tilburg – Georgia Coastal Research Council