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/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 will feature plenary sessions with keynote speakers, concurrent sessions featuring oral presentations, poster presentations, workshops, frequent opportunities for informal networking, and related off-program events.
Salish Sea conference proceedings
- 2016 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference: (website) | SSEC 2016 (session content)
- 2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference: (website) | SSEC 2014 (session content)
- 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (website)
- 2009 Georgia Basin Puget Sound Ecosystem Conference (website)
- 2007 Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference (website)
- 2005 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference (website)
- 2003 Georgia Basin Puget Sound Research Conference (website)
- 2001 Puget Sound Research Conference (website)
- 1998 Puget Sound Research
- 1995 Puget Sound Research
- 1991 Puget Sound Research
- 1988 First Annual Meeting on Puget Sound Research
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Committee. The recommendations will be presented for comment and discussion by participants at the First Annual Meeting on Puget Sound Research, which will be convened in Seattle on March 18 and 19, 1988.
The 1988-2009 conferences Puget Sound Research and Puget Sound Georgia Basin are the predecessors of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference.
The 2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference was held October 25 to 27 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. This event brought together a diverse group of government officials, community leaders, First Nations and tribal members, environmental managers, scientists and academics to learn from each other about the state and threats to the shared ecosystem. Over 950 delegates attended.
The 2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference took place April 30-May 2 at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. Over 1200 delegates attended the conference.