Presentation: Brian McAdoo (Yale University) on “Man-Made Natural Disasters and the Role of Geoscience” 1/19

Please join the UNC Department of Geological Sciences for the following presentation on Thursday, January 19th. A reception will begin at 3:30pm, with a talk following at 4pm in Mitchell 005.

Brian McAdoo,  Yale University

Man-Made Natural Disasters and the Role of Geoscience

Currently Dr. McAdoo is a Professor of Environmental Studies at Yale-NUS College. He was also on the faculty at Vassar College before moving to Yale (he is currently based in Singapore) so he has worked in a variety of environments. Much of his work has focused on tsunamis and tsunami impacts (a short sampling of his academic papers appears below).

  • “A 1,000-year sediment record of tsunami recurrence in northern Sumatra”
  • “Hurricane Katrina storm surge distribution and field observations on the Mississippi Barrier Islands”
  • “Extreme runup from the 17 July 2006 Java tsunami”
  • “Hillslope evolution by bedrock landslides”

Webinar: Developing Wetland Restoration Priorities for Climate Risk Reduction and Resilience in MARCO Region (1/24)

Event Description:
Working with New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia — the five members of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) — the Environmental Law Institute prepared a detailed assessment of methods to identify, conserve, and restore wetlands for protection of communities and ecosystems in the face of rapid climate change. The webinar will examine the tools and approaches available, and panelists will focus on use of science in designing priority systems for wetland restoration and conservation in climate adaptation focusing on practical and innovative Maryland and New York area examples.

Rebecca Kihslinger, Science and Policy Analyst, ELI (moderator)
Jim McElfish, Senior Attorney, ELI
Dr. Nicole Maher, Senior Coastal Scientist, The Nature Conservancy (NY)
Kelly Collins Choi, Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Maryland DNR

Date/Time: Jan. 24, 2017, 1:00pm-2:30 pm (ET)


Webinar: Will Changes in DC Affect the Adaptation Movement? (12/13)

All Adaptation is Local: Will Changes in DC Affect the Adaptation Movement?
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Over the past decade adaptation has been burgeoning in the United States. While the federal agencies have been part of this for the past several years, they have not always been the primary leaders. What are non-federal entities aiming to do in light of the changes expected in DC? Will their course change or be unaltered?
Hear from experts in the adaptation community:
  • Shamar Bibbins, Program Officer for Environment at The Kresge Foundation
  • Denise Fairchild, President of Emerald Cities Collaborative
  • Bob Gough, Cultural Ecologist and Attorney
  • Lara Hansen, Chief Scientist and Executive Director of EcoAdapt
  • Michael McCormick, Senior Planner in the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Opportunity: Present at the National Adaptation Forum (May 9-11)

Poster, Tools Café and Oral Presentation submissions are closing soon (December 16)!
After this election, adaptation is more important than ever! Join friends at the National Adaptation Forum to create a better tomorrow, starting today. If you did not have enough time to write a full session symposia, you can still submit an abstract for  Oral Presentations or Poster Presentations for review. You can also submit an online decision making tool for our Tools Café. Deadline for submissions is December 16. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee and decisions on acceptance will take place late January 2017.
We expect that sessions will reflect the best thinking in the adaptation field, informed by theory, research, and practice on key subjects related to identified focal topics and cross-cutting themes.
You can read the full instructions here and learn more about how to submit new proposals. You can learn about the proposal criteria here.

Event: National Adaptation Forum (May 9-11) registration open

The National Adaptation Forum will be gathering in Saint Paul, MN from May 9-11, 2017. While there, you will learn how to make your work climate-informed, share what you have learned with others, and develop a stronger network of like-minded peers. You can make a My Forum profile here, where you will be able to register. (If you have submitted a proposal, you will use the same profile for registration.)
Those who attend the Forum will benefit from exposure to all aspects of the field, professional development, and information sharing through an innovative and comprehensive program featuring plenary sessions, symposia, working groups, training sessions, exhibit booths, poster sessions, and networking events.