Program and abstract book

2015 2015 12th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computing Science and Automatic Control (CCE)  
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the 2008 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference. We expect you will find this conference to be a wonderful opportunity to learn results of the most recent research in our South Florida estuarine and marine systems, and to strengthen the links between that research and the various ecosystem restoration projects being planned for South Florida. We also hope these next few days provide a time for you to sit down and
more » ... ge information and ideas with potential new colleagues, as well as with your established research partners. This conference provides numerous opportunities for exchange and interaction between those of you who manage the estuarine and marine resources of South Florida, and those of you who study them closely. Through all of these conversations, we hope to stimulate additional timely and focused research, as well provide the kind of environment where seeds of science-based management decision-making can begin to develop. This 2008 conference follows the lead and general format of previous Florida Bay conferences, with a few additions. We are a small group, and thus able to have everyone present and participating in every session-this is something we don't necessarily want to change! We have conference themes similar to those of previous conferences; however, we have asked presenters to consider the implications of climate change in their work, and are sure this theme will gain in importance in the future. In addition, we have put more emphasis on clarifying resource management priorities as well as restoration issues that face Florida Bay and adjacent systems, and hope the initial presentations help set the stage for development of future research. Our sincerest appreciation goes to everyone who contributed toward the success of this event, especially to Patrick Pitts, who chaired the effort, and to the members of the Florida Bay Program Management Committee who worked hard to put it together, and to the University of Florida Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI). We thank our invited plenary speakers and presenters of synthesis papers for agreeing to spend time to convey their information and set the direction for the next few days. And thanks of course to our attendees, without whom there would be no conference! Let's enjoy the next few days of exchanging information here in southwest Florida, and return home with renewed enthusiasm and energy to provide the science needed to manage our bays and estuaries. Sincerely, The Co-Chairs of the Florida Bay Program Management Committee
doi:10.1109/iceee.2015.7358014 fatcat:qarg7swjjba2xhh4otcbk466na