Resilient Texas: Planning for Sea-Level Rise

at University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas on August 8, 2017 at 8:45

Texas Sea Grant is partnering with the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Ecology and Environment Inc., and the Conrad Blucher Institute for Surveying and Science to present a free workshop on planning for sea-level rise in Texas. The workshop is in Port Aransas on Tuesday, August 8th from 8:45 to 3:30 with an optional networking event and tools cafe from 3:30 - 4:45.

To register for the workshop, please visit https://goo.gl/forms/7Z52xIEdoefx8zDE3. AICP credits will be available.

The goal of the workshop is to help participants understand sea-level rise, investigate how to interpret sea-level rise data, and discuss ideas on how to work across levels of government and industry to help build resilient communities. The keynote speaker will be John Englander, an oceanographer, consultant, and the author of the book High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis. Other workshop presenters will include:
- Stuart Carlton, Texas Sea Grant
- Dana Sjostrom of the Mission-Aransas NERR
- Philippe Tissot of TAMUCC/The Conrad Blucher Institute
- Georganna Collins of Ecology and Environment, Inc.
- Representatives from federal and statewide resource management agencies (speaker list TBD)

For more information, visit http://missionaransas.org/resilient-texas-planning-sea-level-rise.