Workshop: Progress Towards Preparing for the Future: Climate Change and the Monterey Bay Shoreline

During this workshop, participants learned about progress made by scientists and practitioners in preparing the Monterey Bay shoreline community for the impacts of climate change.

Workshop Overview and Materials

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ferrante Room, Monterey Conference Center.

During this workshop, participants learned about progress made by scientists and practitioners in preparing the Monterey Bay shoreline community for the impacts of climate change.

 

Workshop Overview and Materials

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ferrante Room, Monterey Conference Center

Resources:

On October 25, 2012 the Center for Ocean Solutions, the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health Climate Change Action Coordination Team, the City of Monterey, Monterey Bay National Marine SanctuaryAMBAG Energy Watch and the Central Coast Wetlands Group hosted "Progress Towards Preparing for the Future Workshop: Climate Change and the Monterey Bay Shoreline.” During this workshop, participants learned about progress made by scientists and practitioners in preparing the Monterey Bay shoreline community for the impacts of climate change. When the region first met in December 2011 to discuss impacts from climate change to our shoreline and potential ways to coordinate and prepare responses to these changes, participants expressed an interest in reconvening to continue to learn, network and collaborate. We designed the agenda for these shared goals. 

Workshop Agenda:

8:30-9:00Register, continental breakfast

9:00-9:10Welcome

Meg Caldwell, Executive Director, Center for Ocean Solutions

Stephany Aguilar, President of the Board of Directors, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments

9:10-9:35: Talk and discussion: “An Improved Understanding of Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Change for Monterey Bay.”

Speaker: Dr. Gary Griggs, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz

Abstract: In concert with the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health, the states of Washington, Oregon and California, along with NOAA, USGS and USACE, sponsored the National Research Council to evaluate sea level rise along the West Coast taking into account regional factors for the periods 2030, 2050 and 2100.  This brief talk provided key points relevant to our region from the 200-page report that was released in June 2012.

9:35-10:00: Talk and discussion: “Adaptation strategies for addressing coastal erosion in Monterey Bay.”

Speaker: Dr. David Revell, Senior Coastal Scientist, ESA-PWA

Abstract: This brief talk provided highlights from the recently released report, “Evaluation of Alternative Approaches to Addressing Coastal Erosion in the Southern Monterey Bay Region."  The results contain some major implications for adapting to climate change in southern Monterey Bay.  In addition, Dr. Revell provided an update on new research that projects impacts of sea level rise on coastal hazards across Monterey Bay.

10:00-10:25Talk and discussion: “Climate Change in Paradise: Engaging the Community in Successfully Preparing for Monterey’s Future.” 

Speaker: Dr. Susanne C. Moser, Director, Susanne Moser Research and Consulting and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.

Abstract: This brief summary highlighted key findings from two focus groups held in the Monterey Bay area in April and June 2012, to explore coastal homeowners’ understanding of climate change impacts and possible adaptation solutions, including their visions of being successful in sustaining what they love about living in the region and creating a future that will continue to draw people and business to the Monterey Bay area.

10:30-11:00: Updates on Action Around the Bay

11:00-12:30: Networking Lunch: Topical Tables

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