CERF 2021 Workshop

Increasing Collective Impact: Bridging Coastal Networks and Enhancing Collaborative Science

Monday, 1 November 2021

2:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM PT

Regular: $42  |  Student: $36
Maximum 100 participants. 


About This Workshop

This workshop will highlight research projects from three national coastal networks that integrated stakeholders into project planning and implementation, and yielded successful, community-based, and actionable outcomes. Presenters will share best practices and lessons learned. Small group facilitated discussions will enable attendees to share their experiences as well as explore how to increase the collective impact of research networks. This session will be of interest to those who seek to conduct, design, support and/or use research to solve coastal challenges, and who wish to learn more about the Sea Grant, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, and National Estuary Program networks.


 About the Presenters

Shelby Walker

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Shelby Walker is Director of the Oregon Sea Grant Program, providing leadership and guidance for the entire program, from strategic planning to the operation of its research, public engagement and marine education efforts. She previously served in a variety of leadership positions related to research planning, policy and science within NOAA and the National Science Foundation, and earned her Ph.D. in Marine Science from the School of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary. She recently served on the NERRS Science Collaborative Advisory Board. 

Jennifer Read
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Jennifer Read has over 20 years’ experience managing complex and high-performing applied research programs at the university level. As Director of the University of Michigan Water Center, she channels her passion for supporting collaborative, user-driven research that addresses our nation's water-related policy and management needs, ranging from coastal and estuarine protection and restoration to drinking water infrastructure and pricing policy. Jen serves on several national and Great Lakes regional advisory groups, including the Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee. 

Betsy Blair

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Betsy Blair has a keen interest in the practice and advancement of collaborative science. She has over 30 years of experience leading coastal habitat protection initiatives, advancing public policy, and developing collaborative science teams, including many years as manager of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. She chairs the NERRS Science Collaborative's Advisory Board. She continues to foster human and natural community adaptation through partnership building and development of collaborative networks to conduct and apply innovative science.