Sea Level Hotspots from Florida to Maine: Drivers, Impacts, and Adaptation Workshop Agenda

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time Agenda Presenter Presentation
07:30

Registration & Light Breakfast

08:30 Opening Remarks and Workshop Objectives Ricardo Domingues & Klaus Keller Download
08:45 Welcome from Norfolk Councilwoman Andria McClellan, City of Norfolk
09:00

Session 1: Current Efforts and Plans to Improve Coastal Sea Level Resilience (Framing the Challenges and Needs)

09:00 Resilient Norfolk: Designing the Coastal Community of the Future (Norfolk Case Study) Kyle Spencer, City of Norfolk Download
09:20 Adapting to Sea Level Rise in Miami-Dade County (Miami Case Study) Katie Hagemann, Miami Dade County Office of Resilence View
09:40 Virginia Beach Case Study Brian Batten, Dewberry Download
10:00

Break

10:30 Maine Case Study Susie Arnold, Island Institute Download
10:50 Building Resilience in an Urban Coastal Environment: Technical Analysis Is the Easy Part Debra Knopman, RAND Corporation Download
11:10 Coastal Adaptation and Prediction in Virginia RDML Ann Phillips, Commonwealth of Virginia / Coastal Adaptation & Protection - The Center for Climate & Security Board Download
11:30

Questions / Discussion

Facilitators - Larry Atkinson & Klaus Keller
12:00

Lunch

13:00

Session 2: What can the natural sciences provide? What are open research questions?

13:00 Mechanisms of Sea-Level Change from Florida to Maine and Their Predictability Christopher Piecuch, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Download
13:20 Coastal Change Hazards: Understanding What's at Stake and Planning for the Future Erika Lentz, USGS Download
13:40 Synthesizing Climate Uncertainties and Decision Making in Complex Interdependent Coastal Systems Nathan Urban, Los Alamos National Laboratory Download
14:00

Q&A with Panel of Speakers

14:30

Break

15:00

Session 2 Questions/Discussion

Facilitators - Gary Mitchum & Phil Thompson
15:30 NASA Presentation Benjamin Hamlington Download
15:50

Lightening presentations for evening poster session

17:00

Poster Session & Networking Event

18:30

End of Day 1

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time Agenda Presenter Presentation
07:30

Light Breakfast

08:30

Goals for the day & charges to the breakout groups

08:45

Breakouts by Region: NE, Mid-Atlantic, SE/Gulf of Mexico

10:00

Break

10:30

Session 3: What are the tools currently available? What are the needed innovations, and observations?

10:30 NASA & NOAA Tools Overview Carmen Boening and Bill Sweet Download
11:00 Tools and Resources Currently in Place and in Development to Help Planning Adaptation to Sea Level Rise in South Florida Jayantha Obeysekera, Florida International University Download
11:30 Engaging and Activating the Local Community on Sea Level Topics Nicholas Deffley & Kim Cobb, City of Savannah & Georgia Tech Download
12:00

Questions/Discussion

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Breakouts by Region (continued)

15:00

Break

15:30

Breakouts by targeted topics determined from discussions

17:00

End of Day 2

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time Agenda Presenter Presentation
07:30

Light Breakfast

08:30 Summary of key findings and recommendations Ricardo Domingues Download
08:45

Discussion of findings and recommendations
Agency manager feedback
Closing Comments

10:30

Adjourn Workshop