Chesapeake Modeling Symposium 2010

Community Modeling for Management, Research and Restoration Decision Support

Thank You!

Thank you for making Chesapeake Modeling Symposium 2010 a succes! The Symposium was attended by over 150 people representing over 40 institutions from 12 states. The Plenary presentations as well as many of the session presentations are now viewable online off of the Symposium Schedule page. If you attended the Symposium and would like to give us your feedback, please fill out our online evaluation. Looking forward to the next Symposium in 2012!

Scope and Aims

The Chesapeake Community Modeling Program (CCMP) seeks to improve modeling tools and related resources specific to the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and connected environmental systems by fostering collaborative open source research. Toward this end the CCMP is convening a modeling symposium as a venue to identify and showcase existing modeling efforts as well as communicate how models are used as decision support tools by different developer and user groups.

ChesMS ‘10 is the second symposium convened by CCMP. ChesMS ‘08 was focused on highlighting and communicating new and innovative Chesapeake ecosystem open source models and building the existing library of available models and tools. ChesMS ’10 expands on this by continuing to showcase new modeling efforts while also demonstrating how new and existing models can be applied to aid in Management, Research and Restoration decision support. By bringing together the model developer and user communities at the symposium, we hope to foster greater intra group understanding and communication. This will lead to a more product focused model development and a more intelligent use of these models.

Structure and Organization

To foster information exchange between model user groups, the Symposium is structured to facilitate communication between the attendees.

Plenary Sessions – Plenary speakers for ChesMS10 have just been announced! A list of speakers can be seen here.

Presentation Sessions – Sessions are structured to foster discussion and information exchange between the model developer and user communities. Session themes have been chosen to appeal to broad audience including Environmental Managers, Restoration Scientists and Model Developers. Session format is left to the discretion of the session convenor with the only requirement being that ample time be given to discussion and interaction. Sessions can be seen here.