Community Engagement and Events

Upcoming Opportunities for Engagement

Below are recent or upcoming opportunities to get engaged with COMPASS-FME.


COMPASS-FME Community Speaker Series

COMPASS-FME hosted a virtual community speaker series, with presentations every other month in 2022. The COMPASS-FME Coastal Research Community Speaker Series featured a 30-minute talk by a project or community researcher, with ample time reserved for discussion around synergies and areas of potential collaboration.

Seminars were held via Zoom on the third Thursday, every other month, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. PT. See below for speakers and topics.

August 18, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

SPEAKER: Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Assistant Professor | Kent State University

TOPIC: Redox controls on biogeochemical cycling

June 16, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

SPEAKER: Ken Krauss, Research Ecologist | USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center


April 21, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET

SPEAKER: Holly Michael, Associate Professor | University of Delaware

TOPIC: Coastal groundwater dynamics

February 17, 2022 | Community Speaker Series Presentation

SPEAKER: Pat Megonigal, COMPASS-FME Chief Scientist | Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

TOPIC: Plant-Microbe Interactions in Coastal Wetlands Impart Homeostasis on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

2021 Environmental System Science PI Meeting

The Department of Energy's Environmental System Science (ESS) Program held its inaugural Principal Investigators Meeting virtually on August 17-19, 2021.

COMPASS-FME: Coastal Observations, Mechanisms, and Predictions Across Systems and Scales - Field, Measurements, and Experiments
Presenter: Vanessa Bailey

Gaining a predictive understanding of coastal ecosystem responses to press and pulse salinity and inundation disturbance
Presenter: Anya Hopple

EXCHANGE: Exploration of Coastal Hydrobiogeochemistry Across a Network of Gradients and Experiments
Presenter: Nick Ward


Scientists flood forests to mimic rising seas
September 17, 2021 | E&E News