The Benthic Ecology Meeting is an international conference that convenes scientists, stakeholders, managers, and citizens in a unique and structured environment. The format of the meeting and associated events provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, dissemination of information, and building of professional relationships. The 2016 meeting took place in Portland, Maine, and had a major focus on changing ecosystems in the Gulf of Maine. The meeting had more than 500 people in attendance and facilitated discussions between scientists and Maine coastal community members regarding the risks and opportunities that may result from a changing climate. Sea Grant research was presented at the meeting, and we shared an exhibit space with the Darling Marine Center and Aquaculture Research Institute.
Sea Grant funds: $3,000