About the Theme

Signs of Success: Reversing the Course of Degradation

World Seagrass Conference 2020 & International Seagrass Biology Workshop 14

The theme of WSC 2020 and ISBW 14, “Signs of Success: Reversing the Course of Degradation," is inspired by recent successes in the conservation, resurgence, and restoration of seagrasses and other submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in areas around the world. The Chesapeake Bay, the location of this year's meeting, is a perfect example of such success. Thanks to sustained research and management efforts, Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the U.S. - is now home to the most expansive resurgence of SAV known. This and other stories of success will be highlighted throughout our conference, and field trips will provide you the opportunity to view Chesapeake Bay SAV firsthand.