Sea Briefs is a report on the results of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.
Editor: Valerie Winn
Front page kayaking photo: Leah Bray
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MASGC supports applied, interdisciplinary marine science research, education and outreach efforts to foster the sustainable development and management of the Mississippi and Alabama coasts and nearshore ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico
Symposium Explores Resiliency SolutionsThe National Sea Grant Law Center (NSGLC) Inaugural Symposium focused on ways to help ensure resiliency for the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in the event of natural disasters. The symposium took place March 25-26 at The University of Mississippi and featured a slate of national and local speakers, including environmental lawyers and policymakers who addressed significant societal, economic and ecological implications of natural disasters.
“The focus was to look at some of the legal issues that coastal communities may face with respect to coastal hazards, such as hurricanes, floods, torrential rainfall or any type of natural disaster,” said Stephanie Showalter, director of NSGLC. “The conference explored possible solutions and policies that may help coastal communities respond efficiently in the event of a natural disaster.”
Plans call for presentations and papers discussed at the symposium to be published in the Sea Grant Law Center’s first issue of its Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal, which is slated to become an annual publication beginning this year.