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ASBPA is the nation’s first organization to promote science-based policies for the preservation of coastal areas. The theme of the 2017 conference, “Beaches, Bays, and Beyond,” continues to broaden our focus across the entire coastal and estuarine system. The National Coastal Conference provides an opportunity for all coastal stakeholders to learn together and develop collaborative networks and resources to promote best management practices to maintain and improve the health of our coastal and estuarine shorelines and ecosystems.

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Tuesday Nov. 7th at 6 p.m. in Smathers 100, University of Florida Main Campus
Western park ranger turned environmental journalist Jordan Fisher Smith, author of Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial and the Fight Over Controlling Nature, who also works in film and magazines, will lecture on how we share scientific knowledge in an era of alternative facts, when even park rangers are constrained in their campfire circle talks (making environmental communication that much more important).
Sponsored by UF’s departments of History and Journalism, with additional support from the Center for the Humanities in the Public Sphere and the George A. Smathers Libraries.

The FCI @UF will be hosting Shaun Martin, Senior Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience at World Wildlife Fund, and Mac Stone, Conservation photographer, author and educator. The event will explore conservation efforts both in the US and abroad and will be held at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom at 3:00pm.     

More information on both speakers can be found at and

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Wednesday November 15th, 2 p.m., Emerson Alumni Hall, University of Florida Main Campus
Rolling Stone's Jeff Goodell, who writes on climate change for the magazine including the controversial cover story Goodbye, Miami, will visit UF to talk about his latest book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities and the Remaking of the Civilized World (Little, Brown Oct. 24th 2017). Sponsored by the Florida Climate Institute and CJC’s Department of Journalism.​

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

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Broward County  will host the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit on December 14-15, 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The annual summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Miami-Dade, Broward, 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 non-profit community to exchange ideas and dialogue at panel discussions and networking breaks.

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Next year is the 24th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The conference will address the challenges, concerns, and future of law, policy, and science related to climate change.

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The 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology  is organized by the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones and is hosted by the American Meteorological Society.

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