Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology Conference

Wednesday October 28, 2015: MABPOM
Thursday October 29, 2015: MABPOM/MAC-AFS
Friday October 30, 2015: MAC-AFS
Cape May Convention Hall Cape May, NJ

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The focus of the MABPOM conference is on the oceanography and meteorology of the Mid-Atlantic Bight and adjacent regions, including the Gulf of Maine, the shelf south of Cape Hatteras, as well as the coastal estuaries of the U.S. East Coast Cross-disciplinary presentations are especially encouraged. The informal setting of the MABPOM conference, where feedback is encouraged, provides an opportunity to present research results that may be preliminary or potentially controversial. This year's conference will be held at the Cape May Convention Hall in Cape May New Jersey. It will be held jointly with the Mid Atlantic Chapter of the American Fisheries Society (MAC-AFS).   The motivation for this pairing is to highlight research that couples the physics of the natural system and the ecology.   The two organizations are similar in size and scope with great potential for future networking on ecological based research.


Registration should be done online at our registration webpage before October 2, 2015. You will need to specify your choice of presentation type (poster or talk) and submit an abstract if you are presenting. The registration fee includes a conference t-shirt, light breakfast and lunch each day and a networking social with appetizers on Thursday October 29th. The registration fee for advanced payment by mail is $100 (check only) due by October 15, 2014
. The registration fee paid on site on the first day of conference is $110 (cash or checks, but NOT credit cards).

Please make the check payable to 'Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey'.
Mail checks to:

Steve Levenson
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
71 Dudley Road
Suite 103
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

*If you are paying with a check, please include your name and MABPOM in the check's comment section or in an attached memo. That allows us to keep track of who has paid.


October 28th, 2015 (MABPOM)

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am: Registration
  • 8:30 - 12:00pm: Science session with break
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30pm - 5:00pm : Science Session with break

October 29th, 2015 (MABPOM/MAC-AFS)

  • 8:30 - 8:35: Welcome
  • 9:00 - 9:30am: Plenary
  • 9:30 - 12:00pm: Science session with break.
  • 12:00 - 1:30pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:30pm - 4:00pm: Science Session with break
  • 4:00pm - 6:30pm: Poster Session with Networking Social, Student Auction & Appetizers

October 30th, 2015 (MAC-AFS)

  • 9:30 - 11:30: Science Session
  • 11:30 - 12:15: Lunch (provided)
  • 12:15 - 1:30: Detailed discussion on 2018 AFS National Meeting. Possible after lunch field trips.

Key Dates

Registration, including presentation title and abstract must be made by October 2, 2015. Registration fees are due either October 16, 2015 (if mailing in), or the morning of the first day of conference on October 28, 2015. 
To obtain discount lodging rates, hotel reservations must be made by October 2, 2015. 

See lodging information below.


The conference will be held in the Cape May Convention Hall on the beach in Cape May, NJ (http://www.capemay.com/cape-may-convention-hall.html). The poster session will be held on the evening of October 29th. There will be parking at the conference hotel (Marquis De Lafayette), two blocks from the Convention Hall. Additional metered parking is also available.

Poster Session

The poster session will be held in the Convention Hall on Thursday October 29 from 4-6:30 PM. The recommended poster dimension is 30'' x 40''. Beer and wine will be served during the poster session.


A block of rooms for meeting participants has been set-aside at the Marquis de Lafayette for the night of October 28th & 29th. This hotel has been chosen because of its proximity to local restaurants, entertainment, and the Cape May Convention Hall. The room rate is $99/night for single rooms and $125/night for 2 bedroom suites if reservations are made by October 2, 2015. To book rooms, call the hotel at 609-884-3500 and mention our group name, MABPOM or AFS.

Networking Social

A catered Networking Social for all attendees will be held at the Cape May Convention Hall concurrent with the poster session and student auction on Thursday, October 29th.  If you have specific dietary needs, please specify in the comment section of the online registration form. Heavy appetizers will be served.



Taxi information coming soon


The closest airport is Atlantic City (~35 minutes away). The other major airport is in Philadelphia located two hours from Cape May


To navigate to the convention hall by car, please use this address:

714 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204


The Cape May/Lewes Ferry Terminal is ~10 minutes from the Hotel