2018 State of the Coast Conference
The State of the Coast (SOC) Conference is the largest state-wide conference of its kind providing an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), The Water Institute of the Gulf, and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) partnered to produce this forum, the need for which grows with every acre of land lost to the Gulf.
SOC18 consisted of two and a half days of presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. More than 1,200 scientists, landowners/managers, federal and state agency personnel, local officials, industry and business leaders, resource users, and interested citizens attended the 5th iteration of this biennial conference.