The Coastal Society's
20th Biennial Conference

May 14-17, 2006
St. Pete Beach, Florida

General Information
Concurrent Themes
Conference Location
Information Request Form
Reduced Ecological Impact
Final Program
Opening Plenary
Conference Timetable

Concurrent Sessions Schedule
- updated 8 May
Poster Session
Contact Information
Workshops & Field Trips
Conference Sponsorship
Note to Federal Travelers

Press Package

Guidelines for Presenters
Call for Papers

Abstract Submission
Paper Submissions
Paper Guidelines
Poster Presentations
Presentation Guidelines
Presentation Submission
Moderator Guidelines
Student Awards  




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The conference was held at Tradewinds Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida, May 14-17, 2006. For information, please contact Judy Tucker, Executive Director, The Coastal Society at

TCS 20, the Society's 20th International Conference presented a solution-based conference experience: learning and sharing information, success stories and challenges, and exploring the interface among scientists, policy-makers, coastal managers and the public.

TCS 20 focused on thoughtful, innovative solutions or case studies that can serve as platforms for learning and discussion among conference participants. Special emphasis will be given to issues facing Florida's coastal areas. Presentations were given that would:

  • Provide scientific information relevant to solving contemporary coastal problems;
  • Integrate science, management, and policy towards changing behaviors; and,
  • Present questions or case studies that allow for dialogue, learning, and solution-sharing.

To complement the TCS 20 Theme of Innovative Solutions, the conference was organized within the following tracks:

  • Solutions for Land Use Challenges
  • Solutions for Governing Ocean Use Conflicts
  • Solutions for the Effective Integration of Science
  • Solutions for Changing Behaviors: Professionals & the Public
  • Solutions for Mitigating Coastal Natural Hazards






last updated 05/21/2005