Call For Abstracts – the 27th Annual International Submerged Lands Management Conference

27th Annual International Submerged Lands Management Conference
October 26-29
Traverse City, Michigan

Abstract Details:  Submit your abstract of 250 words or fewer online at

Topics:  Share your experience on any of the following:
• offshore wind and other energy facilities
• public trust and public access
• resiliency and adaptation to climate change
• tools, maps and models to improve submerged lands management
• underwater habitat and preserves
• shipwrecks and other cultural resources
• the role of submerged lands in coastal tourism
• water-dependent uses
• waterfront revitalization
• coastal community development
• working waterfronts, ports and marinas
• dredging and dredged material management
• shipping, recreational boating, ferries and other maritime transportation

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2008. 

Conference Overview
2008 marks the 27th year of the International Submerged Lands Management Conference, which attracts managers, regulators and practitioners whose work affects or is affected by submerged lands management.  .  The conference will highlight issues surrounding the administration of submerged lands and adjacent uplands. Conference sessions will focus on the opportunities, successes and challenges facing managers of submerged lands and resources.  Attendees from across the globe will be able to share their experiences and gain new perspective.

Participants include coastal/natural resource managers, attorneys, consultants, academics and other professionals with particular expertise or experience related to some aspect of submerged lands, whether government, business, or the non-profit community.

Sponsors are currently being recruited for this event.  Several levels of sponsorship are available. Sponsorship information is available at:  If your company, agency or organization is interested in being a sponsor, contact Becky Pearson at the Great Lakes Commission,, (734) 971-9135.


For more information contact Becky Pearson at the Great Lakes Commission,, (734) 971-9135.