The Chesapeake Community Modeling Program is now accepting presentation and poster abstracts for the 2024 Chesapeake Community Research Symposium! Please consider submitting an abstract for one or more of the proposed special sessions listed below and on the symposium website. The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1, 2024.

The Symposium will take place June 10-12, 2024 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland. The scope of the symposium will include presentations on environmental research and science. The theme is Chesapeake Bay Restoration: Managing Water Quality for Living Resources in a Changing Climate.

Proposed special sessions:

  • Session 1: How do we strike a balance between interpretable simplicity and realistic complexity in modeling the Bay?
  • Session 2: Harnessing big data and machine learning for new ecological insights into coastal ecosystem disturbance
  • Session 3: Exploring the Linkage Between the Tidal Marsh Dynamics and the Key Processes in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Session 4: Coupled human-natural systems in Chesapeake Bay
  • Session 5: Building Science Capacity in the Chesapeake Bay to Support Watershed Agreement Goals
  • Session 6: Understanding the Landscape to Better Manage and Protect Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Session 7: River Corridor Sciences and Management
  • Session 8: Water-quality patterns and trends in the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed: I. Innovative monitoring techniques and modeling tools
  • Session 9: Water-quality patterns and trends in the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed: II. Novel analysis and scientific communication approaches to inform management
  • Session 10: Applications of remote sensing for water quality management
  • Session 11: Tackling Ecosystem-Level Impacts from Rising Water Temperatures in the Tidal Waters of Chesapeake Bay
  • Session 12: Bivalve shellfish and water quality: observations, experiments, and models
  • Session 13: Recent Advancements in Estuarine Water Modeling and Monitoring via Remote Sensing, Artificial Intelligence, or Machine Learning
  • Session 14: Innovations in Machine Learning for Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Modeling
  • Session 15: Nutrient Ecosystem Services – Removing N and P From Chesapeake Bay
  • Session 16: Future Scenarios for Agriculture and Environmental Outcomes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Session 17.Co-designing solutions to support community resilience in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Session 18: Examining Chesapeake Climate Change Impacts With Advances in Monitoring, Assessment Analyses, and Fine Scale Models
  • Session 19: Carbon cycling in Chesapeake Bay
  • Session 20: Harmful Algal Blooms impeding restoration in the Chesapeake Bay watershed: From the Shenandoah River to tidal Freshwater to Estuarine Waters
  • Session 21: Quantifying Benefits of Natural Designs for Coastal Shoreline Protection
  • Session 22: How do we achieve Fishable, Swimmable Urban Waters?
  • Session 23: General: Estuarine and Watershed Processes
  • Session 24: Poster session