The Puget Sound Action Team (Action Team) and the Georgia Basin Action Plan (GBAP) partners are pleased to provide you with the Proceedings of the 2005 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference.
On March 29-31, 850 scientists, First Nations and Tribal government representatives, resource managers, community leaders, policy makers, educators and students convened at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. to share science and information about the condition and management of the shared Puget Sound Georgia Basin ecosystem.
The 2005 Puget Sound Georgia Basin Research Conference titled "Science for the Salish Sea: A Sense of Place, A Sense of Change" is the
region's largest and most visible effort to communicate research on the condition of the Puget Sound Georgia Basin, and the premier opportunity for
participants to share successes and challenges in the restoration and protection of the Puget Sound Georgia Basin region. Conference themes included:
The conference program included approximately 300 technical papers, 100 posters, a Poster Gala featuring Pearl Django, a local Seattle gypsy-swing band, panel presentations, workshops and keynote speakers and an evening public session where local politicians and scientists discussed linkages between science and policy implementation.
The conference co-chairs thank the Action Team and GBAP Staff, in particular TC Christian, Gigi Williams, Sande Petkau, Stephanie Sylvestre, Jennifer Alderson and Adam Keizer for their tireless assistance with conference planning. A warm thank-you as well to Dr. Jan Newton (UW Applied Physics Laboratory), Ann Lesperance (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), and Peter Ronald (Georgia Strait Alliance). We appreciate the talents of Jan Kvamme and Debra Bryant (Engineering Professional Programs at the University of Washington) for their exceptional conference planning efforts. Finally, a special thanks goes to the Conference Advisory Committee and the many generous co-sponsors on both sides of the border.
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2005 PSGB Research Conference Proceedings CD
Proceedings updates and links to past Research Conference Proceedings are available from the Puget Sound Action Team website.