Wednesday, November 3, 10:00am – 12:30pm

Hybrid Event: In-Person and Virtual Options
Location: Stetson University Aquatic Center, 2636 Alhambra Ave., DeLand, FL 32720

The Florida Climate Institute, Stetson University, and the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative (ECFR2C) invite you to discuss climate indicators for the East Central Florida region. Indicators are scientifically-based measurements that track trends and monitor changes in our climate and physical environment. Indicators provide a clear baseline of how the climate is changing in the region and help inform consistent climate planning and decision making.

We invite you to discuss how to plan and prepare for the following impacts in the east central Florida region:
1. Extreme Precipitation/ Severe Storms: How can we project, prepare, and plan for extreme precipitation and flooding impacts?
2. Heat and Public Health: How can we project, prepare, and plan for rising temperatures, extreme heat, and impacts to public health?

Who Should attend?
Researchers, local and regional planners and decision makers, and natural resource managers

Workshop Objectives
Discuss climate indicators for East Central Florida region
Identify gaps in local knowledge and expertise about climate indicators
Identify local plans, programs, and community partners to address impacts
Identify opportunities for collaboration between research partners and local communities

Agenda
9:30am
Coffee/ snacks/ registration

10:00am
Welcome and Roadmap for workshop
ECFR2C Background and Status of Climate Indicators
Jenifer Rupert, Regional Resilience Officer, ECFRPC and Jason Evans, Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience

10:30am
State of Florida’s Climate and Background on Climate Indicators
Dave Zierden, Florida State Climatologist


Local Indicators and Impacts
Emily Powell, Assistant State Climatologist and Co-Coordinator, Florida Climate Institute

11:15am
Breakout Groups for Precipitation and Heat
Groups will address questions provided by facilitators, including gaps in local knowledge about indicators, how to plan and prepare for impacts, and opportunities for collaboration. 

12:00pm
Report out – results from breakout groups

12:30pm
Adjourn (lunch provided)

Please register in advance for this meeting at https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsduuprT4jGdWih_k9e7g2_7bRfEC-V528