The GCRC has organized the biennial Coastal Georgia Colloquium as a forum for scientists and natural resource managers to share information and to highlight research efforts currently underway on the Georgia Coast. The Colloquiums provide an opportunity to focus on the scientific work (biology, chemistry, geology, and physics) being carried out in coastal Georgia. Research presentations are organized into several management-relevant themes. We also use the meeting as a mechanism for managers to describe the types of information that are necessary for their programs. We provide at least one discussion period and several breaks for additional interaction. At each meeting, we also welcome newly affiliated members by asking each of them to present an introductory “mini-talk” that consists of three slides presented in three minutes.