2020 MAS MBC Capstone Symposium

June 08 2020 @ 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM


This World Oceans Day, please join us for the 2020 MAS MBC Capstone Symposium, broadcasting live from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. 

Learn about 22 innovative, creative and interdisciplinary Master’s Capstone Projects that tackle the most timely and relevant ocean and coastal challenges we face today. Students have integrated and applied the knowledge and experiential learning gained over the past year of graduate coursework with focused and compelling self-directed research. On June 8th, they will present their research findings, papers, films, business plans, and StoryMaps. You won’t want to miss it!

2020 MAS MBC Capstone Symposium
June 8th from 9:15am-5:30pm
Livestream Link:
Full Schedule: https://bit.ly/2M837EM  
Bonus! Send us your live questions and get them answered in real time by students! Within the U.S., text questions to: (858) 255-1419. 

This year's presentation topics include:

  • Drifters of the Sea: Antarctic Citizen Science
  • Going the Distance: Exploring Spatial Relationships Between Resorts and Reefs in the Maldives
  • Needle in a Haystack: Detecting Abalone Presence Using Environmental DNA
  • Tide Pooling for a Solution: Strengthening Existing MPAs for Marine Resiliency in Pūpūkea
  • Navigating Murky Waters: A Shot at Success for Conservation in the Upper Gulf of California
  • Seafood is Off the Chain! How do we Implement Blockchain Technology for Seafood Traceability? 
  • San Diego Fish Tales: Stories and Recipes from the Local Sustainable Seafood Community
  • Sustaining California's Catch: Fishing into the Future with the new Experimental Fishing Permit Program 
  • Distilling an Ocean of Data: A Compliance Tool to Inform MPA Management by Filtering Data into Useful Indicators
  • Fighting Beneath the Surface: Exploring how Marine Debris Cleanups can be Therapeutic Recreation for Active Duty Military Personnel and Military Veterans
  • Indigenous Aquaculture: A Tool to Support Food Security
  • A Little Bit of Sargassum Goes a Long Way: Observations and Mapping of Sargassum fluitans and Sargassum natans 
  • And many more! 



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