OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 3, Number 11, March 24, 2006

Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration

Submit your Presentation Proposal by MARCH 31ST for Restore America's Estuaries' 3rd national Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration! Download the Call for Presentations and Posters and the Proposal Application Form at http://www.estuaries.org/conference.

The Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Hilton Riverside Hotel, December 9-13, 2006.

The Conference will bring timely national attention to the challenges and opportunities to comprehensive coastal ecosystem restoration throughout the U.S., and especially in Coastal Louisiana and the northern Gulf Coast. Habitat restoration at all scales is essential to the very fabric of our lives - the social, economic and ecological well being of humans in the coastal landscape. Through field sessions, participants will see first-hand how the city, the parishes and coastal Louisiana are being rebuilt and restored. We will work to ensure that the Conference supports the recovery process.

This Conference is the premiere nationwide forum focused solely on advancing the knowledge, pace, practice, scale and success of coastal and estuarine habitat restoration. Incorporating the non-profit, government, scientific, business, tribal and academic sectors, the Conference will enable networking and communication throughout this growing movement.

We invite you to submit a proposal for a PRESENTATION for this important National Conference. The deadline for proposals is FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST.

If you would like to submit a poster, rather than a presentation, please see the full Call for Presentations and Posters and submit your proposal by the due date listed below.

Program Timeline and Due Dates: * March 31, 2006 - Contributed Presentation Proposals due * April 30, 2006 - Poster Proposals due

Please email all Proposals to conference@estuaries.org.

For more information, and the full Call for Presentations and Posters, visit the conference website at http://www.estuaries.org/conference.

Please direct questions and comments to Mindy Criser Destro at mcriser@estuaries.org or (703) 941-1324.

For information on other OES activities, go to http://www.oceanicengineering.org

Send comments regarding this newsletter to the editor, Dr. Diane DiMassa, ddimassa@ieee.org