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Wren Krahl
Director of Administration & Public Information
4000 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Suite 100
Pinellas Park, Florida 33782
Phone: (727)570-5151 ext. 22

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USF St. Petersburg University Student Center

200 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

September 28-30, 2015


Since its inception in 1982, BASIS has provided a forum for sharing state-of-the-art research on Tampa Bay. The theme for BASIS 6 is Navigating Changing Tides: Addressing New Challenges with Effective Science and Management. The symposium explored the 21st century dimensions of environmental challenges and the innovative and practical strategies to address them.

The three day symposium featured a variety of topics relevant to Tampa Bay and its watershed, including:


  • RESTORE Act research & restoration priorities
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Connections
  • Emerging Technologies, Methods & Issues
  • Practical Application of Environmental Management & Policy

    To see the complete list of session themes and topics, click here


    Program and Presentations

    Click here to view the final Program for BASIS 6


    The presentations from the 6th Tampa Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium are available to view by clicking here


    Proceedings/Call for Papers

    The Tampa Bay Estuary Program, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council and an expert Steering Committee are receiving accepted papers for research presented at the 6th Tampa Bay Area Scientific Information Symposium until December 4, 2015. Papers should be submitted to Ed Sherwood, Tampa Bay Estuary Program Senior Scientist, at

    For more information, click here to view the Guidance for Authors (PDF).


    A History of BASIS

    For a full listing of previous BASIS presentations and proceedings, please visit the Tampa Bay Estuary Program technical website


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    For more information about this symposium, please contact Maya Burke, Senior Environmental Planner, maya or (727) 570-5151 ext. 40.



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