DGS researchers Tom McKenna and John Callahan presented some of their work at the Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit, hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. The event took place at The Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ from Jan 30 through Feb 2.
Held every two years, the conference provides a forum for educators, government representatives, resource managers, scientists, and students and to discuss the health and future of the Delaware River and Bay. This year's theme, "Connections -- Land to Sea, Shore to Shore, Science to Outreach," was highlighted by more than 130 presentations and over 50 posters. Attendance was estimated at approximately 250 attendees and included representation from numerous organizations with relationships to DGS, such as DNREC, US EPA, United States Geological Survey (USGS), NJDEP, PADEP, DRBC, DVRPC, PDE, UD Water Resources Agency, several UD CEOE research groups, UD Marine Public Education Outreach Office (MPEO), Rutgers, Drexel and Penn State Universities, and many others.
- Thomas E. McKenna, "A simple model for evaluating tidal inundation of wetlands in the Murderkill Estuary (Kent County, Delaware)" (more information at http://www.dgs.udel.edu/projects/characterizing-spatial-and-temporal-in…)
- John Callahan and A. Scott Andres, "A web-based mapping system for the delivery of hydrogeologic data for Delaware" (more information at http://www.dgs.udel.edu/projects/web-delivered-application-hydrogeologi…)
- John Callahan, Daniel J. Leathers, David R. Legates, John H. Talley, Kevin R. Brinson, and Linden S. Wolf, "A prototype coastal flood monitoring system for Delaware" (more information at http://www.dgs.udel.edu/projects/prototype-coastal-flood-monitoring-sys…)
- John Callahan, "Development of a GIS database in a marine spatial planning context for offshore wind power for Delaware"
Additional information on UD participation at http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/feb/estuary-conference-020411.html
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