NCSE 2011: Coastal Adaptation to a Changing Climate: Lessons From America's Coasts
Coordinators: Lara Hansen, Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt; Amber Mace, Executive Director, California Ocean Protection Council; Robbin Peach, Executive Director, Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate and Security, UMass Boston; and Paul Heltne, The Chicago Academy of Sciences
- Amber Mace, Ph.D. Executive Director, California Ocean Protection Council (Presentation)
- Ellen Douglas, PE, UMass Boston (Presentation)
- Adam Parris, Program Manager, Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment, NOAA (Presentation)
- Major General Michael Walsh, Mississippi Valley Division , Army Corps of Engineers (Presentation)
Summary: Governments and their partners are taking on climate change in coastal planning around the country. In this session we will explore several of these efforts, discuss what is and is not successful, and offer information about resources that can support development of adaptation efforts, such as the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE, www.cakex.org). CAKE includes over 200 examples climate change adaptation action already being implemented, including case studies in this session. Climate change adaptation is not an insurmountable challenge, rather its simply how we must now do the business of management and planning.
Examples will include:
- California Climate Adaptation Strategy
- Massachusetts Bays Climate Risk Assessment.
- U. S. Army Corps of Engineers 200-year Mississippi River Basin vision.
- NOAA and National Park Service coastal climate change planning.
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