Third International Conference on
March 16-19, 2003 · Convened at Scripps Institution
La Jolla, California
Sponsored by the California Sea Grant College System and
The MIT Sea
Grant College Program
Please note that parking will NOT be available at the
MBI3 Press Release
from California Sea Grant Communications (Word 29KB)
Walking and/or Driving
Directions for Sunday's Registration at the Sea Grant
building. (Word 13KB)
MAP of Scripps Institution
of Oceanography (pdf 610KB)
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Information on Poster
presentations, Oral presentations and helpful hints from
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now available. (Word 13kb)
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the "Program Agenda" selection
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Information on special activities and things to do in
and around La Jolla has been added to the "Activities & Extras" menu.
Institute of Technology Sea Grant Program and the California
Sea Grant College System invite you to participate
in the Third International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions
focused on the incidence, effects, and management of
exotic species in coastal, estuarine, and marine ecosystems.
The conference will feature papers in all areas related
to marine bioinvasions for oral presentations and posters.
The discovery of new marine introductions is becoming
a frequent occurrence globally as are expressions of
concern about the impacts of such invasions on marine
and coastal ecosystems. You are invited to share your
research and experiences with those striving to understand
the ecological and economic patterns and impacts, to
provide outreach and educational experiences, and to
predict, detect, monitor, and manage invading species.
Abstracts from all participants will be published in
the conference program.
Although the conference will begin Monday morning, March
17, 2003, registration and optional field trips will take
place on Sunday, March 16, for those who are arriving on
the weekend. A reception is planned for Monday evening
at the Birch Aquarium
at Scripps. Those who are registered to attend the
conference will receive admission to the reception, and
their guests will be admitted for an additional fee. Oral
presentations will continue throughout the day on Monday,
March 17 through Wednesday, March 19, 2003. Posters will
be on display throughout the conference with a special
viewing session. Graduate student presentations are encouraged.