An edition of: WaterAtlas.orgPresented By: USF Water Institute

Water-Related News

The 6th Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium

News Image

The 6th Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium will be held Sept. 28-30 at the Student Center on the USF St. Petersburg campus.

Registration is now open, with early bird fees of $100 for the full conference, as well as single-day registration options. Conference details and online registration are at

A limited number of student scholarships will be offered; contact or for more information.

The theme for BASIS 6 is Navigating Changing Tides: Addressing New Challenges with Effective Science and Management. The symposium will explore the 21st century dimensions of environmental challenges and the innovative and practical strategies to address them.

-- RESTORE Act research & restoration priorities (including oil spill science and coastal restoration techniques)
-- Climate Change (including invasive species, sea level rise, extreme weather and habitat adaptation)
-- Coastal Connections (including community-based projects engaging homeowners, students, and other groups)
-- Emerging Technologies, Methods & Issues (including water reuse, chemical contaminants and micro-plastics)
-- Practical Application of Environmental Management & Policy (including fertilizer ordinances, low impact development, and evolving regulatory policy)

The first BASIS was held in 1982. Every five or six years since, it has brought scientists, bay managers, citizens and students together to share the latest information and trends on the bay's health.

BASIS is jointly sponsored by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.