The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting is interdisciplinary and inclusive. Each year, the community gathers together to discuss recent developments in science and technology.
Policy Pub is a recurring series of brief, plain-language talks by faculty of the college on public policy issues that affect everyone. Dr. William Butler, associate professor of urban and regional planning at Florida State University, discusses how planners in Florida are responding to the long term and slowly emerging changes associated with accelerating sea level rise in the state most vulnerable to rising seas. By some measures, Florida is the most vulnerable region in the world. After the talk, the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue on the topic. Policy Pubs take place in a relaxed bar atmosphere. They are free and open to the general public. No experience or prior knowledge is required.
5:30pm to 6:30 pm, Backwoods Bistro, 401 E. Tennessee St. (at Gadsden), Tallahassee
The business of city-building is critical to Florida’s – and the nation’s – urban and economic future. That’s why CityAge is proud to be holding the 30th edition of a CityAge conference in Fort Lauderdale on February 22 & 23, 2017.
What are the partnerships and investments required to build the resilient American city? How and where should the billions of dollars in infrastructure spending be distributed? And how can American business, universities and cities partner to build an innovation economy?
CityAge: Florida, hosted by the City of Fort Lauderdale, will bring together leaders in business, government, design and research from around Florida, the United States and abroad to look at the ideas, investments and partnerships essential to building the future.
Over the next several decades, economic expansion and urbanization will continue along our worlds’ coasts. Coastal populations and billions of dollars of assets are at risk from intensifying and more frequent storms. Changing coastlines due to sea level rise will impact settlement patterns around the globe. The 6th iNTA2017 conference “Tropical Storms as a Setting for Adaptive Development and Architecture” will provide a platform for research projects pertaining to tropical and subtropical regions that address the most pressing social and environmental problems associated with an increasingly dense world facing climate variability, sea level rise and flooding risks in a moment when these issues are understood as critical in cities across the world. The conference organizers solicit participants working on these issues in the areas of architecture, construction, planning, historic preservation, land use and policy, engineering, real estate and environmental law, social and economic policy. iNTA2017 seeks participants whose research, implementation activities and proposals explore new opportunities for reinventing current economic and development paradigms in response to the extraordinary circumstance that tropical and subtropical regions worldwide are confronting due to storm hazards.
Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017
This conference is designed to stimulate communication and collaboration toward sustainable and resilient water resource management in the Southeast. The goals of this interactive conference are to:
1: Identify the dominant economic, community, and ecosystem challenges to sustainable water resources in the southeastern U.S.
2: Identify policy and practice paths forward that will maximize the health and vitality of the region through water stewardship.
3: Engage the best and brightest scientists and engineers of the Southeastern Conference with other national and international experts in water resources.
GOM-WIR will bring together approximately 150 scientists from the USA, Mexico and Cuba. This diverse group of stakeholders will:
To learn more about attending the workshop, review the Request an Invitation page for information.
HRI is developing a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary inventory of marine ecosystem science focused on the southern Gulf of Mexico in anticipation of the Gulf of Mexico Workshop on International Research. The goal of this inventory, developed in conjunction with Mexican and Cuban scientists, is to provide information about the current state of the science in the southern Gulf, and identify gaps which will help inform discussions and planning both during the workshop and into the future.
The inventory will be composed of annotated listings of resources of Mexican or Cuban origin including:
Data collection for this inventory is now underway, and if you are aware of potential information that should be included, we highly encourage you support this important work by reviewing the information available on the Marine Ecosystem Science Inventory page.
The Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. We invite you to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation awareness and planning to adaptation action.
The Forum includes opportunities for professional development through formal trainings, facilitated practitioner presentations, and informal exchange of information all at a single venue. This event affords attendees the opportunity to learn more about how to make their work climate smart, share what they have learned with others, and develop a stronger network to be climate savvy in all that they do.
The 2017 Climate and Resilience Community of Practice meeting will be held on May 16-18, 2017, in Covington, Louisiana. Details will be posted at the link below.
Created in 1999, the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) is the recognized leader within ASCE for the integration of technical expertise and public policy in the planning, design, construction, and operation of environmentally sound and sustainable infrastructure impacting air, land, and water resources.
Abstract Submission (Due October 2, 2016)
Event Website (Website will be updated with information about the 2017 conference when available)
Experience the unique history and culture of North Central Florida, by diving into Florida’s Springs, handling original historical documents, debating ethical water use, exploring Native American life along the Gulf Coast, and seeing water futures through art and science fiction.
Explore college life by staying in UF’s Hume Hall, the UF Honors Residential College, and enjoying social activities around the campus.
Work with 28 other students, and leading UF and Santa Fe College faculty and students, to explore what humanities disciplines like history, English, women’s studies, philosophy, archaeology, Latin American Studies, religion, and classics teach us about Florida’s water crises. And learn digital storytelling tools to share Florida’s water stories with others. By experiencing and doing research in the humanities, students will explore how our cultural and historical experiences with water help us to address Florida’s pressing water issues in the future.
The Humanities and the Sunshine State educator program provides an opportunity for formal and informal educators across disciplines and grades to participate in activities and discussions linking the study of human culture and the environment. The program is offered in partnership with the Florida Humanities Council’s Educator Workshop Series with major funding provided by the Florida Humanities Council.
Following the successful of the first international conference on Advances in Extreme Value Analysis and application to Natural Hazard (EVAN) in Siegen Germany in 2013 and the second conference in Santander Spain in 2015, conference organizers are pleased to announce the dates of the third conference to take place in Southampton, UK.
The conference will take place September 5-7 2017 at the National Oceanography Centre. The overall aim of the conference is to bring together and promote interchange between a diverse community of research scientists, students, practitioners and stakeholders concerned with this complex and inter-disciplinary topic.