Coordinated by the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at
Florida Atlantic University

Sea Level Rise & Storm Surge Adaptation Clinic 

clinic-flyer This clinic took place on October 18th from 9:30 am- 5:15pm at the Velocity Center of the First Baptist Church (301 E. Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301).


Session One: 9:30 – 11:30am  ♦  Climate Central
Climate Central

Join Climate Central for a free hands-on demonstration of their 2nd generation Surging Seas 2.0 web tools using NJ and NY as case studies. Learn how the software works before it is released for the State of Florida at the SE FL Regional Climate Leadership Summit November 7 – 8! The soon-to-be released web tools are designed to provide local regions & policy makers with customized information needed to understand and respond to the risks of sea level rise and coastal flooding.  During the first hour, Climate Central will provide participants with a tour of the software using actual data from those states that have been released to date. The second hour will be reserved for Q&A and discussion. 


Session Two: 11:30am – 5:15pm  ♦  COAST
CoastFollowing the use of Surging Seas v2.0, communities will want to take adaptation action but may be unsure which actions are good investments. Join Catalysis Adaptation Partners’ Sam Merrill & JT Lockman for an interactive “fishbowl” clinic to learn the COAST approach (COastal Adaptation to Sea level rise Tool). See first-hand how it can be tailored for use in community engagement & cost benefit analysis of adaptations for municipalities & organizations in planning for sea level rise & storm surge. Pre-selected participants from 12 coastal communities will learn how to use this approach for vulnerable assets in their jurisdiction (e.g., real estate, economic activity, infrastructure) & adaptation actions they are considering (i.e., fortify, accommodate, or relocate). Attendees may observe all 12 clinic sessions & participate in the discussions based on their own experience & concerns. 
Generously Sponsored By:
Catalysis FAU Climate Central


For more information contact:
Mary Beth Hartman, Conference & Outreach Coordinator
Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University
Mary Beth Hartman or 561-799-8558

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