School for Marine Science and Technology
at the
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

brings you the 43rd edition of the

Mid-Atlantic Bight Physical Oceanography and Meteorology Meeting


Wed-Thur 26-27 October 2016

at UMass Dartmouth's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Fall River, MA

Organizing Committee

For more information please contact:

Avijit Gangopadhyay
Jim Bisagni
Miles Sundermeyer
Wendell Brown

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.

This year's meeting will be held at the at the UMass Dartmouth's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) in Fall River. The CIE is located just off of I-195, with the Providence airport and train station located conveniently nearby.

A block of rooms at Hampton Inn - within walking distance of the CIE - has been reserved at a discounted rate through Monday 26 September. The Hampton Inn room price includes a reasonable breakfast. There are several other restaurants within walking distance.

Link to directions

Lodging Information
Hampton Inn - Fall River, MA
The discounted room rate is $94 per night plus tax.
Make your reservations online at or call 1-800- HAMPTON (426-7866) before 26 September 2016; using the MABPOM 2016 Group/Convention code MAP to receive the discount.

Meeting Registration

Register for the meeting online at our registration webpage by Monday October 10, 2016. While registering, paste your 250-300 word (~2000 characters or 1 page) abstract into the space provided on the webpage. You are asked to provide your preference for your choice of an oral talk or poster presentation.

Registration fee: Non-Students $75 ($80 at the door)
                                Students        $40

Please make checks payable to:

Send Checks to:

     Sue Silva
     Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth
     706 South Rodney French Blvd.
     New Beford, MA 02744


MABPOM Meeting: Brief History and Basic Tenets

History: The 2016 edition of MABPOM to be held at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is the 43nd meeting. The first MABPOM meeting was held in 1973. Since then the sites have alternated between those with lower and higher Coriolis parameters, respectively. (We are looking to our southern neighbor institutions to step up as the MABPOM 2017 host.)

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.

Point of Contact for General Information
Sue Silva