6th Annual Cape Coastal Conference



Hyannis Resort & Conference

Dec 4 -5, 20186CCC_PhotoBanner

Join us and be part of this rich learning and networking event.

Life on Cape Cod is life in the coastal zone. Everything we do and enjoy here is somehow linked to the natural coastal resources on which we all depend. It is therefore critical that we understand how our coastal ecosystems are changing and responding over time, how our actions and decisions affect ecosystem health and community well-being, and how to best plan for the future.

The Cape Coastal Conference is an annual gathering of local officials, managers, policymakers, scientists, technical experts, conservation organizations, and community groups to discuss some of the most pressing environmental issues facing Cape Cod. The goal of the forum is to share science-based information that can inform better management and stewardship of our shared coastal resources. A hallmark feature is to hear about local projects and research as well as relevant science that addresses management needs.

This year’s event will focus on two main themes: water quality and preparing our communities to be more resilient in the face of mounting coastal risks and a changing climate.

2018 Cape Coastal Conference Agenda

Target Audience: Local Officials, Municipal Staff, Boards and Committees, Environmental Organizations, Scientists, Coastal Managers and Consultants


  • Shellfish Aquaculture
  • Watershed-Based Management Approaches
  • Stormwater Management
  • Onsite Septic Systems
  • Contaminants of Emerging Concern
  • Harmful Algal Blooms


  • Flood & Storm Preparedness
  •  Lessons from the Cape’s Storm Experiences
  •  Shoreline Stabilization
  •  Climate Adaptation & Resilience Planning - Strategies and Decision-Support Tools
  • Sea Level Rise & Wetlands Protection and Restoration
  •  Risk Communication & Public Engagement

*Continuing Education Credits available

Sponsors & Planning Team Members: Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, MA Department of Environmental Protection, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management, Cape Cod Commission, Woods Hole Sea Grant, Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program, Waquoit Bay Reserve Foundation

Registration: There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required.  Please register by December 1.

Contact: Tonna-Marie Rogers, Acting Manager, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Exhibitor Information Contact: Laurie Tompkins, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Registration has closed for this event. Conference materials and presentation will be posted after the event. Thank you for your interest.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.

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