1988-2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin conferences proceedings

The 1988-2009 conferences Puget Sound Research and Puget Sound Georgia Basin are the predecessors of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.

Salish Sea map
Salish Sea map

2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference

The 2009 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Ecosystem Conference was a resounding success.  1,179 scientists, decision-makers, planners, non-profit representatives and students came together in Seattle February 8-11, 2009, to share knowledge and commit to action for the protection and restoration of the Salish Sea.  The conference featured strong Coast Salish First Nations and Tribal representation, as well as significant participation from both sides of the Canada/United States border.

The 43 concurrent sessions focused on the themes of climate change, ecosystem management, land use, and water resources. Four plenary sessions focused on ecosystem-based management, the health of the Salish Sea, traditional ecological knowledge and a response to the conference Call to Action held as a traditional Coast Salish witnessing ceremony. 

2009 conference website

2007 Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference

Over 900 delegates attended and participated in the 2007 Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference, convened at the Westin Bayshore Hotel and Conference Centre in Vancouver, March 26-29, 2007.

2007 conference website

2005 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference

On March 29-31, 850 scientists, First Nations and Tribal government representatives, resource managers, community leaders, policy makers, educators and students convened at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. to share science and information about the condition and management of the shared Puget Sound Georgia Basin ecosystem.

2005 conference website

2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference

The 2003 Georgia Basin/Puget Sound Research Conference took place March 31-April 3, 2003 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Attendees included an international and multidisciplinary group of more than 800 university and government scientists, Coast Salish First Nations and other tribal representatives, regional politicians, students and community leaders.

2003 conference website

Puget Sound Research 2001

The Action Team and generous co-sponsors, including state and federal agencies, local governments, universities, and businesses, convened Puget Sound Research 2001, the fifth Puget Sound Research Conference, February 12 to 14, 2001 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington.

2001 conference website

Puget Sound Research '98

Presented by the Puget Sound Water Quality Action Team and co-sponsored by state and federal agencies, local governments, universities and businesses, the fourth Puget Sound Research Conference was held on March 12 and 13, 1998 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington.

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Puget Sound Research '95

Presented by the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority and co-sponsored by state and federal agencies, universities, and private businesses, the third conference on research in Puget Sound, Puget Sound Research '95, was held on January 12-14, 1995, at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue Washington.

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Puget Sound Research '91

The 1991 plan builds upon the progress made in carrying out the 1987 and 1989 plans and contains new programs in estuary management and fish and wildlife habitat management and protection.

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First Annual Meeting on Puget Sound Research (1998)

The First Annual Meeting on Puget Sound Research was held at the Seattle Center on March 18-19, 1988. The meeting was co-sponsored by the 13 agencies, universities, and private firms that are listed in the front of this volume.

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