2018 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

The 2018 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference took place April 4-6 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. It featured 588 presentations across 17 topic areas.

Screenshot of Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference website from 6/26/2018. https://wp.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/
Screenshot of Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference website from 6/26/2018. https://wp.wwu.edu/salishseaconference/

Having just celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is the largest most comprehensive event of its kind in the region. The purpose of the conference is to assemble scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community and business leaders, policy makers, educators, and students to present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, and to guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea ecosystem. To accomplish its purpose, the conference features plenary sessions with keynote speakers, concurrent sessions comprised of oral and poster presentations, workshops, frequent opportunities for informal networking, and special events. The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference is held every two years, alternating locations between Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. We’ll be in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2020.  Stay tuned for dates and venue.

View SSEC18 presentation archive

Browse the contents of 2018 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, Wash.):

Vessel Traffic: Risks and Impacts
Transboundary Management and Policy
Species and Food Webs
Snapshots
Policy, Management, and Regulations
Plastics
Monitoring: Species and Habitats
Long-term Monitoring of Salish Sea Ecosystems
Land-Use, Growth, and Development
Habitat Restoration and Protection
Fate, Transport, and Toxicity of Chemicals
Ecosystem Management, Policy, and Protection
Economics, Ecosystem, and Human Well-Being
Day 3: 2018 April 6
Day 2: 2018 April 5
Day 1: 2018 April 4
Data and Information Management
Communication
Collaboration and Engagement
Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Research
All Sessions

 

The Puget Sound Institute [publishers of the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound] sent a team of science writers to the conference and is producing fantastic articles about some of the most compelling presentations. 

View SSEC18 stories in Salish Sea Currents magazine