Salty Topics: Sea Level Rise: What do we know?
Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
UF/IFAS Pinellas County Sea Grant Extension Presents
Sea Level Rise:
What we know, what we don't know, what we need to know
Join us for "Salty Topics", Pinellas County Sea Grant Extension sponsored Marine Science Speaker series at Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center.
Abstract: We will discuss the various tools that have been used to observe sea level rise since the early 1700s and present a summary of what we know about sea level rise, especially new insight gleaned from nearly global satellite and in situ measurements over the last two decades. We will discuss the relationship of sea level rise to climate change and the melting of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets and discuss what we still need to understand in order to make more accurate predictions for future sea level rise.
Bio: Dr. Don P. Chambers is an Associate Professor at the College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, and is an internationally recognized expert in the field of sea level science. His specialty is in using satellite observations to measure sea level change, both globally and regionally and he has served on numerous national and international science committees, including as a Lead Author on the 5th Climate Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), to be published in September 2013.
We are happy to host the series at Weedon Island Cultural and Natural History Center at 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St Petersburg, FL 33702, with refreshments donated from the Friends of Weedon Island (http://fowi.org).
6:30 p.m. Light Refreshments & Exhibit of Tampa Bay Estuary Program King Tide Traveling Photo Exhibit (more information at http://www.tbep.org/news/press/king_tide_traveling_photo_exhibit.html)
7:00 p.m. Salty Topics
For more information please contact Libby Carnahan at (727) 453-6522
Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.
The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.
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.