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NC Coastal Conference Registration Open

WILMINGTON — North Carolina Sea Grant announced details Thursday for the 2019 North Carolina Coastal Conference Nov. 19 and 20 in downtown Wilmington.

To be held at Hotel Ballast on the Cape Fear River, Sea Grant researchers and partners will address during the conference weather, storms and climate; community and ecosystem health; fisheries and aquaculture; and planning and economics.

“We are looking forward to variety of participants and topics related to our coastal ecosystems and economies,” Susan White, North Carolina Sea Grant executive director, said in a statement. “Partners around the state are helping residents respond to, recover from and anticipate urgent and long-term coastal challenges.”

Register online by noon Oct. 18 for the early rates of $200 for two-day regular registration, $125 for one-day regular registration and $75 for two-day student registration. Late rates apply after noon on Oct. 18 through Nov. 8. Regular registration is $250 and student registration is $75.

Researchers, students and community, nonprofit and industry representatives, can submit online by 5 p.m. Aug. 16 abstract proposals on a range of topics including science, education, arts and humanities, and may incorporate research and outreach impacts. Formats include a 15-minute talk with slides; a lightning talk of 5 to 7 minutes; or a poster. Applicants will be notified in September if the submission has been accepted and what format.

“We anticipate receiving some creative proposals,” John Fear, North Carolina Sea Grant deputy director, said in a release.

Students attending universities in the state can submit poster proposals online by 5 p.m. Aug. 16. First place will win $200. Submit proposals early as poster exhibit space is limited. For more information, contact Fear at

To sponsor the 2019 North Carolina Coastal Conference, visit the website or contact Katie Mosher, communications director, at, or 919-515-9069.

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