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Our office remains in close contact with the Coastal Health District regarding COVID-19 and all state protocols will be adhered to.   The site of the conference has a capacity of 4,536 people; however, we have capped registration to 350(total).  This allows for social distancing in all session break-out rooms, large ballrooms, poster session and lobby areas as well.  Masks and hand sanitizer will also be made available. 



Call for Posters

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Coastal Resources Division
2021 Climate Conference
Jekyll Island, Georgia
August 12&13, 2021


Minimizing Georgia’s Risk, Maximizing Georgia’s Future


The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division will host a Climate Conference on Jekyll Island, Georgia August 12-13, 2021. The conference will include concurrent sessions, a poster social, two keynote luncheons, continuing education credits, and networking opportunities. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for practitioners and researchers working on disaster coastal hazards in Georgia to present results of recent studies, discuss works in progress, and share ideas. The theme is "Minimizing Georgia’s Risk, Maximizing Georgia’s Future". Topics will include Mapping, Invasive Species, Local Government, Law and Policy, Tools Café, Resiliency and Adaptation, Habitat and Impacted Species, Research, Economics and Industry, Communications, Energy, Agriculture, Public Health, State Efforts, Emergency Preparedness, Private Sector, Media, Social Vulnerability, General Education, Weather and Climate, Living Shorelines and Marine Fisheries.  Oral and poster presenter biographies will be provided to registered conference participants. Proceedings will not be published. Continuing education credit availability will be formally announced at least one month prior to the conference.


Guidelines for posters

Posters should be no larger than 36in tall by 48in wide. We will provide poster stations with a foam-core display board, easel, push pins, and tape, if needed.  Presenters will be notified of their poster stations at the start of the conference.  We ask that posters be in place by 3:00 pm on the first day and stay up until noon on the second day. Poster authors are required to be present at the poster social the evening of August 12th to answer questions.


Instructions for submitting posters
The deadline for submitting poster information is June 1, 2021. Submitted information must conform to the style provided in the example below. Submitters will be informed if their abstracts have been accepted by June 15, 2021.  Abstract and biographies must be submitted in MS Word format to Jan Mackinnon at Please include Climate Conference 2021 in the subject line.


Sample Poster Submission

Submitting Author:                             Example:
Name                                                   Jan Mackinnon

Title                                                     Biologist

Affiliation/Agency                              GA DNR-CRD

Street Address                                    One Conservation Way

City, State  Zip                                    Brunswick, GA  31520


Phone number                                     912-264-7218

Topic of Interest (select one):

Public HealthAgricultureResearchMapping/GIS/Tools
Law and PolicyEconomics and IndustryHabitat & Impacted SpeciesLocal Government
CommunicationsResiliency & AdaptationInvasive SpeciesEnergy Resources
Emergency PreparednessMediaSocial VulnerabilityEducation
Weather and ClimatePrivate SectorMarine FisheriesLiving Shorelines


Presentation Title: The title of your presentation as it will appear on your poster at the conference.


Abstract: A brief summary of the content you will be sharing in your poster. No more than 250 words.


Biography: A brief paragraph that includes information about your education (schools and degrees received), agency/organization where employed or school attending, professional experience (number of years working with subject matter, disaster resiliency or hazard preparation), topic expertise, and relevance.