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3rd Sea-Level Rise Summit: Connected Futures from Alaska to Florida
Date: May 3 - 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hyatt Regency Pier 66
2301 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale , FL 33316

Contact: Mary Beth Hartman
Phone: (954) 236-1203
Email: arctic-florida@fau.edu

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Melting ice and warming oceans are transforming coastlines, societies, and natural resources around the world. To meet this unprecedented challenge and to help produce an adaptation strategy, the Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University will convene its third Sea-Level Rise Summit in Fort Lauderdale on May 3-5, 2016.


Our theme, Connected Futures from Alaska to Florida, recognizes that our task demands unconventional thinking. The sub-tropics and the Arctic are rarely discussed together. But comparing their shared experiences is sure to unlock new insights valuable to stakeholders in both regions. See our full agenda here


Program Highlights:



  • Interactive sessions identifying sea-level rise challenges and opportunities in the following areas:
    ►Infrastructure►Society & Economy►Public Health►Governance►Water 



  • Compilation of best practice sea-level rise adaptation strategies

  • Examination of sea-level rise science projections for the region

  • Exhibit and Poster presentations

  • Networking opportunities


Who should attend?



  • Private sector sustainability & climate change professionals

  • Public policy decision-makers and implementation managers

  • Researchers informing public policy and private adaptation efforts


Steering Committee:



  • Dr. Larry Atkinson, Old Dominion University

  • Dr. Len Berry, Florida Atlantic University

  • Dr. Robin Bronen, Alaska Institute for Justice

  • Ms. Kate Cell, Union of Concerned Scientists

  • Ms. Christina DeConcini, World Resources Institute

  • Dr. R. Max Holmes, Woods Hole Research Center

  • Mr. Jim Murley, Miami-Dade County

  • Mr. Rafe Pomerance, Arctic 21

  • Dr. Colin Polsky, Florida Atlantic University



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