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Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) proudly presents the 2022 Coastal & Estuarine Summit with support from Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL). In its 11th year, the 2022 Summit will bring together the coastal restoration and management communities to explore issues, solutions, and lessons learned in their work. The Summit Program will address all aspects of coastal and estuarine restoration and management, including the Great Lakes and international locales. These topics are crucial as coastal communities pursue new, more robust strategies to effectively manage, protect, and restore their resources in a changing climate. Ensuring these resources, and the communities that rely on them, are resilient now and into the future will be a particular focus.

Information on registration, field trip options, workshops, and more is available on Restore America's Estuaries website.

Funded by the NSF Convergence Accelerator, the Convergence Research Institute is designed to catalyze an impact network of researchers, practitioners, and industry and public policy professionals committed to collaboratively engaging in convergence research that is driven by a specific and compelling societal problem and requires deep integration across disciplines and sectors. The theme for the 2023 CORE Fellows is “Tackling Climate-Induced Challenges with AI”.

Supported by a network of experts in convergence research principles and methods, the Fellows will transfer ideas and technologies to practice, and design AI solutions for climate change adaptation, resilience, and/or mitigation. We welcome applicants from the public and private sectors as well as from academia and from nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, including AI experts, climate scientists, legislators and staffers, public policy professionals, climate activists, and researchers.

For more information about the institute, visit: https://www.sdsc.edu/education_and_training/core_institute.html

In the southeastern United States, the frequency and intensity of extreme winter temperatures greatly influence the northern range limits of many tropical organisms including many species of invasive non-native plants. However, the effects of warming winters on invasive species’ range limits have been understudied. This presentation will examine the sensitivity of invasive tropical plant species to freezing temperatures and the potential for northward range expansion due to warming winters. Collectively, the results underscore the need to better anticipate and prepare for the northward range expansion of invasive plants from Florida into the southeastern United States in response to warming winter temperature extremes.

About the speaker: Mike Osland is a Research Ecologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Wetland & Aquatic Research Center. Part of Mike’s research program is focused on tropicalization, which is a term used to describe the transformation of temperate ecosystems by poleward-moving tropical organisms in response to warming temperatures.

When: Jan 19, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:  https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcocumgrz4oHtILpUK45i_diJMqb_-1uwNq

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

The Columbia Climate School is pleased to announce this call for paper abstracts for the 2023 Managed Retreat conference, which will be held from 20-23 June at Columbia University in New York City. This year’s theme is “Habitability and Mobility in an Era of Climate Change.” We are inviting session proposals for traditional academic paper sessions, roundtable panels, and workshops, as well as paper and poster presentation abstracts.

Abstract submissions deadline: 20 January 2023 [submit here]

The topics of this year’s conference reflect most of the same themes, including a strong emphasis on equity concerns, as in past years, with the addition of some new topics specifically related to this year’s theme:

  • Built environment (design and architecture; land use planning; infrastructure; urban planning)
  • Buyouts and property acquisition
  • Climate and social science for managed retreat (vulnerability; risk; opportunity)
  • Communication strategies (storytelling; teaching about managed retreat; arts)
  • Community resilience (community organizing; vulnerable populations; social psychology; mental health; crowding out; residents’ perspectives)
  • Ecosystem conservation and migration
  • Environmental justice and equity
  • Finance and economics(market signals; real estate; insurance; capital markets)
  • Governance, policy and planning (decision-making; international frameworks; federal management; state programs; local planning; multi-level policy coordination)
  • Habitability (defining habitability; degrees of habitability; habitability for what and for whom?)
  • Infrastructure Interdependencies
  • Legal issues and tools (property rights; zoning & land use; immigration)
  • Migration as adaptation/maladaptation (assisted relocation; voluntary movement) 
  • Receiving areas (growth management and sustainable regional development)
  • Sending areas (impacts on those left behind, involuntary immobility / trapped populations)
  • Migrants and displaced persons (costs and benefits)
  • Non-coastal changes in habitability and mobility (flood and riverine areas; drought and dryland expansion; temperature extremes; wildfire in the urban-wildland interface)
  • Private sector perspectives (economic development strategies; corporate relocations; labor market dynamics) 
  • Receiving community considerations

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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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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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