Bringing Scientists, Resource Managers, Non-Governmental Organizations, Regulators and Consultants together.

Seventh Shallow Water Science and Management Conference

Shallow Water
  • Habitat

  • Resources
  • Shoreline Protection
  • Conflicting Uses
  • Water Resources
  • Fisheries

The dates of this Conference have been changed!  We will now meet May 8 through 11, 2005

The Shallow Water Science and Management Conference Series.

The first three Shallow Water Conferences focused on defining the gathering’s namesake, the very thing that the participants were determined to protect. The shallow water zone is defined as the zone of maximum interaction between humans and critical biological resources - the intertidal zone to four meters below Mean Low Water. Shallow Water meetings since then have dealt with specific issues in this important resource area. It has been five years since the last Shallow Water Meeting, and a number of factors have indicated to the organizers that the time has come for another gathering.

Seventh Shallow Water Science and Management Conference

The recent deadly storms have pointed out the critical nature of the shallow water in protecting coastal areas as well as pointed out the interdependence of shore line management and shallow water. This May we will gather again to discuss all aspects of Shallow Water Science and Management, and we will spend a considerable amount of our time discussing the interdependence of Shallow Waters and adjacent land uses. Join us in Atlantic City May 8 through 11 for the seventh Shallow Water Science and Management Conference. The conference theme will be the interrelationship between shallow water and adjacent land use, but all topics having to do with Shallow Water science and management issues are welcome. Consider organizing a special symposium. Some of those already planned include: A national data inventory forum - share your data sources! Storm damage to Shallow Waters Habitats Resources Shallow Waters as protection for adjacent lands Watershed Approach to Coastal Zone Management Land Use impacts in the Shallow Water Zone. Please join us by submitting an abstract or an idea for a special session.

The Seventh Shallow Water Science and Management Conference will be held in Atlantic City.

The Seventh Shallow Water Science and Management Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn-Boardwalk in Atlantic City on the Boardwalk at Chelsea Ave.  A block of rooms ahs been reserved for conference attendees.  You may register directly with the Holiday Inn or by printing and using the registration form available for download by clicking here.  A special room rate has been arranged for these rooms on the beach in Atlantic City that includes a hot luncheon on the day after your first nights stay.  When you contact the Holiday Inn be certain to mention that you are with The Shallow Water group to get the special rate, and to help us with the expenses of this meeting.  The room rates are:

$118.00 per single

$154.00  per double (or $77.00 per person sharing the room)

These rates include taxes and Atlantic City Room tax.

Feel free to discuss a session idea with any of:

Ed Ambrogio (215)814-2758

Ralph Spagnolo (215)814-2718

Frank Reilly (540)286-0072


Registration is now open

Registration for the meeting is now being accepted.  All participants including speakers are expected to register and pay a registration fee.  There is a significant savings for registering and paying prior to April 30.

Click here to register for the meeting on-line

Conference Flyer now available!

Click here to download a conference flyer.  Print it front and back to share information with your colleagues about the Seventh Shallow Water Science and Management Conference.


Wetlands & Watersheds Work Group

Science for Environmental Decision-Making

67 Meyer Lane

Stafford, VA 22556-3430

(540)286-0072 Voice - (540)286-0073 Facsimile


Send mail to with questions or comments about this web site.
Last modified: August 19, 2008