On Oct. 12 and 13, 2009, the Marine Policy Institute presented a two-day symposium at Mote Marine Laboratory focused on coastal zone planning in the context of changing land-sea interactions in the Southwest Florida region. The symposium focused on the growth management challenges posed by sea-level rise.

Topics included:

  • Land use and associated property rights issues
  • Emergency preparedness and post-disaster planning
  • Leadership roles for the public and private sectors, including local, state and federal governments
  • Regional governance capacity building

Press Release announcing this important event