June 20, 2014
On behalf of the entire Monterey Bay Aquarium team, it’s our
pleasure to serve as hosts for 2015’s Regional Aquatics
Workshop. Over RAW’s storied and evolving 25+ year
history the conference has graced the shores of the West
Coast only once before in 2005. We’re thrilled to
bring RAW back to California once more!
We’ll be holding RAW 2015 on March 2nd through 6th
in downtown Monterey at the picturesque Monterey Marriott.
In addition to a robust week of presentations, networking
opportunities and professional development, you can expect
some fantastic supporting events and an intimate look into
Monterey Bay Aquarium’s facilities and operations. You will
find all of the information you need to navigate your week
with us here on this website. We’ll continually update
the information contained here as our program develops.
Monterey’s past, present and future are rich in offerings
sure to enthrall any marine scientist. Often
recognized as one of the world’s greatest meetings of land,
sea and sky, Monterey’s natural beauty is truly unique and
not to be missed. From Doc Ricketts, John Steinbeck
and Cannery Row to today’s Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary, our robust system of Marine Protected Areas and
the Monterey Bay Aquarium itself, the area’s heart is firmly
planted in its diverse marine ecosystem.
We welcome and encourage you to spend time in the area
before or after the conference if you can. Whether you
go for a dive in a local kelp forest, kayak the shore or
slough, catch a whale watching expedition, visit our
tide pools, tour some of the most scenic coastline in the
world, or even take in a round of golf, Monterey has far
more to offer than can possibly be squeezed into one week.
We look forward to seeing you for the 2015 Regional Aquatics
Workshop in Monterey, CA!
Monterey Bay Aquarium