Call for Abstracts is now open for the 2019  Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit!

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit your abstracts here by Sept. 21!




Photo by Kate Layton, PDE

PDE’s Estuary Science & Environmental Summit is coming soon!

Every two years, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE)  holds a summit that focuses on developing practical solutions to challenges facing our tidal Delaware River and Bay. We invite scientists, managers, educators and the public. Our next summit, set for January 2019, will be a four-day event featuring dozens of experts and more than 100 presentations about clean water, healthy habitats, shellfish, tidal wetlands and more.

Since its launch in 2005, the summit has served as a catalyst for collaboration, bringing experts from diverse sectors who share a common cause and a passion for environmental preservation.



The 2019 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit will be held held Jan. 27-30 at The Grand Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. The theme is Estuary 2029: Saving Our System Through Collaboration. Click here  for more information.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts are encouraged for any environmental topic related to the Delaware Estuary and its watersheds. As a presenter, your audience will consist of scientists, students, educators, government workers, and industry professionals.  You may submit more than one abstract.

The body of your abstract must be 300 words or less. By submitting an abstract, you and all co-authors agree to have the abstract published in the program and on the PDE’s website.

Potential Session Topics Include:

  • Communicating Science
  • Ecological Linkages
  • Living Resources
  • Restoration and Conservation
  • Water Quality & Quantity
  • Monitoring & Assessment
  • Physical & Chemical Processess
  • Innovative Outreach
  • Wetlands & Other Habitats
  • Innovative Outreach

Depending on the contributions we receive, special sessions may include:

  • Critical Habitats
  • Emerging Energy Issues
  • Habitat Migration
  • Blue Carbon
  • Environmental Justice

Email with any questions about abstract submission or session topics.


Click here for summit rates, lodging and other information



If you’d like to sponsor the summit, please contact Lorestine Pittman.  A full list of benefits is available here.

Photos from the 2017 Summit

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The PDE has archived hundreds of posters and presentations for your convenience, authors willing.

2017: Reflecting on Progress, Charting the Future
Talks and Posters
2015: Balancing Progress & Protection
Talks and Posters
2013: Weathering Change
Talks and Posters
2011: Connections
Talks and Posters
2009: Planning for Tomorrow's Delaware Estuary
Talks and Posters
2007: Linking Science, Management, and Policy
Talks and Posters