Winter storms in 2016 brought large swells and heavy rains to coastal California, and often coincided with extremely high king tides. Images of flooded coastal trails and roadways, and collapsing seaside cliffs during these events provided a stark reminder that coastal communities are already experiencing the impacts of rising sea levels.
Elodie Le Cornu is a research analyst at the Center for Ocean Solutions where she studies coupled human natural systems as a way to inform policies and solve issues facing the oceans and coastal communities. Learn more about Elodie’s exciting childhood growing up in France, her passion for creating beautiful artwork, and her continued contribution to solving issues facing our oceans.
Where: Main Lecture Hall, Long Marine Lab, UC Santa Cruz When: Friday, January 27th, 5:30-7:30pm
A lack of publicly available information about the chemical composition of fuel mined from tar sands hampers efforts to safeguard marine habitats. A new analysis recommends that officials gain a better understanding of the fuel’s environmental impacts before setting regulations.