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Upcoming SWS Webinars

Monthly webinars are offered as a benefit of membership. Once each quarter, in March, July, September and December, the monthly SWS webinar is open for non-members to attend (and at no cost), as well. Please login to register. If you are a member, and you log in, you can register for member-only webinars by clicking here, or going to the "Events" pull-down menu and choosing "upcoming" webinars. If the site says you are not allowed to view this resource, your membership may not be current, or you are not a current member. Note, you can be a registered user of this site and not an SWS Member.

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April 2020: Convergence of Wetland Science and Technology

April 16, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Convergence of Wetland Science and Technology

As an ecologist conducting wetlands delineations, threatened & endangered species surveys, and baseline ecological inventories for over 17 years around the world, I have been able to avoid the rise of tech for many years more than people in most other professions, due to the lack of quality tools available to environmental scientists. It is the 21st century, however, and the wheel of innovation is rolling through every profession, including earth sciences. In this presentation, we will discuss how it is essential that tech be simple, intuitive, and shaped by scientists. We need technology that wraps and enhances our existing methodologies and protocols. Our shared vision as scientists is that good technology should be almost invisible and is not simply a transference of inefficiency from one process to another. The wrong kind of technology just adds to the stresses of balancing conservation and monitoring with permitting and state and federal changes in the legal jurisdiction of water bodies. Data collection and analysis are the foundation for the creation of knowledge, and knowledge leads to the protection of our natural resources while enabling economic progress. The right kind of technology gets out of the scientist’s way and allows for a greater percentage of attention and focus on the creation of this critical knowledge. In this webinar, we will discuss technology trends in the wetland science community from GPS collectors, field equipment, data collection applications, digitization of the regulatory review process, with the goal-setting a high bar of expectations for new technologies that are becoming part of our everyday workflows.

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Collecting field data with digital tools.

 

Presenter: Jeremy Schewe, PWS

Jeremy Schewe

 

Bio:

Jeremy's niche lies in the delineation of sensitive habitats, wetlands ecology, and responsible stewardship of the Earth's natural resources. From combining Earth sciences and tech, raising capital and running successful businesses, to protecting thousands of acres of untouched wilderness, Jeremy lives life to its fullest. As an entrepreneur, professional ecologist, botanist, environmental consultant, and executive at a tech startup, he has over 17 years of project management experience in the Americas, South Pacific, Middle East, and Europe. Jeremy is passionate and devoted to projects that enable sustainable economic growth, dovetailed with the conservation of the world's natural resources and indigenous rights. He is a problem solver and has an innate ability to recognize patterns, socially as well as ecologically, geologically, and economically; and, how they can either be amplified or tempered as necessary. He loves life. Jeremy works in the interchange between people and sensitive habitats via wetlands delineations, T&E surveys, biological inventories, botanical inventories, EIS, AIA for PSD applications, 404/401 permits, and more. Jeremy has also been heavily involved as an expert witness for sensitive and at-risk projects, as well as indigenous and environmental justice projects around the world.

 

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May 2020: Before the Ghosts Appear: Identifying the Effects of Chronic Saltwater Intrusion on Coastal Floodplain Swamps Using Remote Sensing

May 21, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Before the Ghosts Appear: Identifying the Effects of Chronic Saltwater Intrusion on Coastal Floodplain Swamps Using Remote Sensing

Description and Pictures TBD.

Presenter: Elliot White

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July 2020: SWS Wetland Ambassador

July 16, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. ET

SWS Wetland Ambassador

Description and Pictures TBD.

Presenter: TBD

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September 2020: Urban Wetlands and Water Management

September 17, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Urban Wetlands and Water Management

Description and Pictures TBD.

Presenter: Bill Dooley

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October 2020: Role of inland saline wetland ecosystems in the face of climate change

October 17, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Urban Wetlands and Water Management

Description and Pictures TBD.

Presenter: Rajashree Naik

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November 2020: Wetlands Critical for Everglades Restoration: the Stormwater Treatment Areas

November 19, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. ET

Wetlands Critical for Everglades Restoration: the Stormwater Treatment Areas

Description and Pictures TBD.

Presenter: Kathleen Pietro

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Webinars on YouTube

The SWS Webinar Committee is excited to announce that our free quarterly webinar recordings are now available on the SWS YouTube channel! Additionally, SWS supporters around the world can watch the webinars with subtitles in their native language. 

To view the webinars with subtitles, click the “CC” button in the bottom, right-hand corner of the video. You can change the language of the subtitles by clicking on the settings button in the bottom, right-hand corner and going to subtitles/CC > auto-translate > and choosing the language of your choice.

Here's what our members are saying...

"Thank you, presenters, and thank you SWS for hosting this. It is a great SWS membership benefit." - Kurt Kowalski, Ann Arbor, MI

"Excellent coverage of fascinating topics for wetland scientists!" - Ellen Hartig, New York, NY

ASWM Webinars

Interested in viewing more webinars? Visit the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) webinar's page to access free webinars. These webinars focus on various topics, mostly relating to a specific project or workgroup. To learn more please click here.