Upcoming Events

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.

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The CLEO Institute for our annual Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium in partnership with Florida International University's Sea Level Solutions Center is hosting the Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium April 26-27. The event will be held at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus (3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, Florida 33181). For more information go to https://www.cleoinstitute.org/symposium-2019

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's new Committee on Developing a Research Agenda and Research Governance Approaches for Climate Intervention Strategies that Reflect Sunlight to Cool Earth will hold its first meeting on April 30, 2019 at the National Academies Keck Center in Washington, DC.

Please register here to participate in the meeting virtually. If you are interested in joining the meeting in person, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Note that space is limited.

The Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate will meet May 1-2, 2019 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. More details are to come, please check the BASC website for updates

Keeping History Above Water: St. Augustine will explore the impacts of sea level rise on historic coastal and river communities and cultural resources through the lens of time. With the theme of Envision 2050, emphasis is placed on policies, programs, and projects that address the situation in the short-term (defined as 30 years). Presenters will share research, strategies, and case studies of real-world applications that will physically, socially, and economically transform the world as we adapt the world to sea level rise over the next few decades. Presentation and workshop proposals are encouraged from professionals, policymakers, researchers, scholars, students, and others studying and addressing rising waters and its impact on historic places and cultural resources.

This fourth iteration of Keeping History Above Water is a partnership of Flagler College, University of Florida, and the City of St. Augustine in collaboration with the Newport Restoration Foundation. Learn more at: http://historyabovewater.org/2019-st-augustine/

Leaders in the fields of historic preservation, business, culture, tourism, economics, urban planning, environment, sustainability, design, engineering and public policy are encouraged to submit proposals for lectures and workshops that focus on applied research, practical solutions, and community engagement.

The University of Miami is hosting its third Climate and Health Symposium on May 11, 2019. The focus this year is “health effects of extreme weather”, such as hurricanes, heatwaves, droughts and floods. We invite you to participate in the symposium if you are interested in learning about these issues and/or would like to present your experiential work or your research. Limited travel awards will be available if your work is selected for presentation. More details on the symposium are below:

Symposium website and registration at: https://ch.miami.edu/symposium
When: May 11, 2019 from 8:00AM to 5:30PM
Where: RSMAS campus, University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker CSWY Miami FL 33149
Meal: Lunch and coffee will be served
Audience: open to students, researchers, policy makers and general public
Organizers: Drs. D. Jayaweera, M. Mirsaeidi and N. Kumar, University of Miami
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The buzzword "resilience" is everywhere these days. The 2019 USNC Pro delegation will not only take a look at Dutch innovation in the interface of nature and the built environment, but also how the built environment can be used, especially in the water space, to facilitate sustainability as cities and their environs increase in size and are expected to be accommodating to quality of life issues. A registration fee of $1450 covers most meals, in-country transportation, venue and admin costs. Airfare to and from the Netherlands and hotel are not included. For a detailed agenda go to: http://www.floridaearth.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=events.details&content_id=16

Penn State is a lead academic partner with Project Drawdown, an effort to assemble peer-reviewed science to evaluate solutions that reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases and address climate change. More than 100 Penn State faculty have volunteered to help with the analysis. Penn State will host the first Drawdown International Scientific Conference on Sept. 16-18, 2019. Mark your calendar for this event.

SAVE THE DATE for the Southeast CASC Regional Science Symposium, November 13 - 15, 2019. More details to come!

Monroe County will host 11th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 3-5, 2019, at the Casa Marina Key West. The Summit will feature keynotes and panels with local, state, and federal government officials, business and nonprofit leaders, and other experts discussing plans to ensure the region not only survives, but thrives, in the face of sea level rise and other climate impacts.

This annual event is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties; their municipalities; and other partners. The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The Summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government, academia, and the nonprofit community to exchange ideas and dialogue through panel discussions and networking breaks.

For more information go to: http://southeastfloridaclimatecompact.org/event/11th-annual-southeast-florida-regional-climate-leadership-summit/

Presented by the Engaging Preparedness Communities working group of the National Integrated Drought Information System

Please join us for a free monthly webinar series beginning in November that will explore current research and applications on drought impacts. Understanding impacts helps planners, decision makers and resource managers reduce vulnerability to future droughts. The webinars, which start Nov. 6, 2013, are on Wednesdays, beginning at 1 p.m. Central time. Each will include:
  • a focus on a specific effort to document drought impacts and the use of this information in decision-making
  • discussion of NIDIS’ role in the emerging Impacts Community of Practice
  • a chance to ask questions via chat
  • other interactive elements.
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The Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) Tools Network Webinar Series highlights key tools and tool use case studies to help practitioners learn about tools quickly and determine their suitability for specific EBM projects. Webinars are held 1-3 times per month and typically last 1 hour.

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Brought to you by The NOAA Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP), US National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), Water Research Foundation, Water Environment Federation (WEF), Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), and American Water Works Association (AWWA).

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The Climate Leader is an online training in systems thinking to help fuel the global response to climate change. These materials will help you to be more effective at addressing climate change by enabling you to see the interconnections and big picture in your work. Behind the Climate Leader are decades of experience from the team at Climate Interactive and powerful ideas developed at MIT.

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The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative is happy to announce the first webinar in the webinar/workshop series "Standardizing Sea-Level Scenarios for Gulf of Mexico Projects."

Very often projects involving sea-level rise start out with the same question - how much sea-level rise and by when? Often the processes of determining which scenarios takes a great deal of time. Additionally, different projects settle on different scenarios making it difficult to compare results between projects. The Cooperative partners have identified addressing this issue as a priority goal for 2016.

The Cooperative would like to invite experts in SLR and those who frequently work on SLR projects in the Gulf to come to collaborate in identifying recommended scenarios. The goal is a suite of recommended scenarios for use across a variety of projects as well as a brief user guide to encourage its use on the Gulf Coast.

This process will take time and instead of dealing with such a large issue with such a large group in one meeting, we are planning a series of webinars and workshops. The first webinar will happen on Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. CST, and it will be a background/kick-off webinar addressing the series goals and outlining national, regional and local scenarios.

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In this webinar series, practitioners will share information, results and lessons learned through recent work by FHWA/US DOT and State and MPO partners to make the transportation system more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. The first track focuses on the processes used in the Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2 (Mobile) and transferable methods developed for other agencies to assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure. The second track focuses on FHWA's recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program, which supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events.

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