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2017 Annual Conference


Thanks to all who joined us for NMEA 2017, which was hosted by our SCMEA chapter in Charleston, SC June 25 through June 29, 2017!

NMEA 2017 Conference Booklet is available. Download it at

Conference Abstracts: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday


This conference is supported our members and sponsors.  We would like to thank our Title Sponsors for the 2017 Conference, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.


Additional sponsors include: South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission, and the South Carolina Aquarium





NMEA’s mission is to make known the world of water both fresh and salt, and our annual conference brings together formal and informal marine educators from around the world to promote awareness and education of the global marine environment.

The conference draws 300-500 formal and informal educators from high schools, public aquariums, non-profit NGOs, and government agencies together for five days of learning, sharing, and networking. Scholarships are available.

Save the date for future conferences: 

2018: Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA, hosted by our SWMEA chapter from July 15-20; Learn more here >
2019: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, hosted by our GOMMEA chapter from July 21-26
2020: Hawaii, hosted by OCEANIA

Past conference archive: 

2016: Orlando, Fla., hosted by FMSEA

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