2017 Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography & Meteorology Meeting (MABPOM)


Meeting Information:

The focus of the MABPOM meeting 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. Despite its name, MABPOM strongly encourages cross-disciplinary and student presentations.

The informal setting of the MABPOM meeting, where feedback is encouraged, provides an opportunity to present research results that may be preliminary or potentially controversial.

MABPOM meetings:
· involve about 50 attendees;
· usually last about a day and a half (coinciding with the World Series);
· have low budget;
· are informal and irreverent (if possible);
· are NOT necessarily restricted to either physical oceanography or meteorology
– in fact “We” Encourage Interdisciplinary Talks;
· are not even restricted to the MAB (GoM and/or SAB talks are frequent);
· encourage graduate students and young researchers to give talks; and
· are usually built around session topics as defined by the submitted abstracts.


Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345
Wanchese, NC 27981 


September 28th and 29th 2017

Registration Fee:

$80 dollars non students
Students : $40

To register, please visit: https://www.enrole.com/ecu/jsp/course.jsp?categoryId=10042&courseId=MABPOM and click on the link under  “available sessions” at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.


For the meeting agenda, please click HERE.

Organizing Committee:

Mike Muglia, Coastal Studies Institute
Glen Gawarkiewicz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Robert Todd WHOI, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Lodging Information:

A limited block of rooms is held at the Tranquil House Inn for $75/night under MABPOM.  The deadline for reservations at this special rate is September 8, 2017.


Alternatively, if you choose to come for a partial week with colleagues, or bring your family and stay the weekend, you may wish to book a house rental in Nags Head. A pre-established point of contact for doing so is:

Sarah Moss
Reservations Manager
Outer Banks Blue Realty Services
P.O. Box 1220
3732 N. Croatan Hwy.
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


A van will assist with travel from the airport to the Outer Banks if needed on Wednesday, September 27th and back on Friday, September 29th, however, we strongly recommend rental cars, as CSI is not walking distance from accommodations. Please contact Mike Muglia directly for travel information and/or assistance: email muglia@csi.northcarolina.edu, phone 252-305-0500

Submit an Abstract

If you wish to present at the meeting, please submit a one page 250-300 word abstract online by pasting it in the box provided on the website, and indicate your preference for an oral or poster presentation. Abstracts and registration fees are due by September 8th, 2017.  We anticipate that most presenters will give 15-minute talks unless requested otherwise.