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Upcoming symposium to address solving environmental monitoring problems with new technology

Austin Ambrose
October 4, 2016

Innovations in environmental monitoring and the incorporation of technology will be the theme for the upcoming symposium hosted by the Partnership for Digitally Connected Environmental Monitoring at Ohio University.

The Innovative Environmental Monitoring Technology Symposium, October 17-18, will feature a number of speakers in different fields all interested in environmental monitoring. Participants from industry, universities, non-government organizations, federal and state agencies, cities and counties, community members, and all who are interested in using technology to solve monitoring problems are encouraged to attend.

Environmental monitoring expert Dr. Margaret Palmer, Director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, will present the keynote address on October 17 titled, “Directions in Environmental Monitoring: from Pattern to Process and to Social Outcome.” Palmer’s keynote, at 6 p.m. in Schoonover 450, is open for the public to attend. She will discuss how improving the effectiveness of environmental interventions requires changes in how they are monitored. Palmer is from the University of Maryland, where she is a professor of entomology and biology.

Symposium topics include monitoring nutrient runoff into streams, climate variability affecting acid mine drainage impaired streams, harnessing education and technology for environmental detection and more. Speakers represent universities and companies from across the state. A complete list of sessions and speakers can be found here.

Registration is $75, with a special $50 registration fee for students. To register before the October 10 deadline, or for more information, visit www.iemt2016.com.

The Partnership for Digitally Connected Environmental Monitoring is a project of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences, Scripps College of Communication and  Russ College of Engineering and Technology.  The Partnership is funded by a 2015 planning grant in support of Ohio University’s Innovation Strategy.