Salty Topics: Sea Level Rise Planning in Tampa Bay
Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
UF/IFAS Extension, FloridaSea Grant
Salty Topics Marine Research Speaker Series
Sea Level Rise Planning in Tampa Bay
Coastal communities surrounding Tampa Bay are low-lying, densely-populated and therefore vulnerable to sea-level rise. In response to requests from local governments in the Tampa Bay region, Florida Sea Grant and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) are facilitating coordinated efforts to guide sea-level rise adaptation planning in the region. Join Libby Carnahan (Florida Sea Grant), Maya Burke (TBRPC), and Prof. Gary Mitchum (Florida Climate Institute and USF College of Marine Science) as they present the scientific foundation and regional planning application of the recently released “Recommended Projection of Sea Level Rise in the Tampa Bay Region.”
The Florida Sea Grant Agent is facilitating the Climate Science Advisory Panel (CSAP), an ad hoc group of experts whose goal is to provide scientific counsel to local governments planning for a changing climate. The TBRPC is convening a network of planners, developers, emergency managers and policy makers through the ONE BAY: Resilient Communities Working Group to improve the regional capacity of the area to withstand uncertainty and adverse impacts associated with sea level rise and other coastal hazards. Together, these groups are working to promote the pragmatic application of scientific data in public policy.
The speaker series is located at Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center at 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702. Light refreshments generously donated from the Friends of Weedon Island (http://fowi.org) will be served prior to the 7 p.m. seminar. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in.
This program is recommended for an adult audience.
Questions or Concerns?
Contact Libby Carnahan
Sea Grant Agent
UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County
Phone (727) 453-6522
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When & Where
Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center - Pinellas County Extension
Pinellas County Extension at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center is proud to offer a variety of educational and interpretive programs for the public. The goal of these programs is to empower citizens to make informed decisions about natural and cultural resources. Center programs interpret the natural, cultural and archaeological history of the Preserve in order to demonstrate how the environment and people support and shape each other.
For more information please call (727) 453-6500.
Center Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.