Past Event

Meeting 2: Long-term Coastal Zone Dynamics

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
July 18, 2017 - July 20, 2017

Location: TBD

DAY 1: JULY 18, 2017

11:00 a.m. Check-In/Meet and Greet

11:30 a.m. Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Workshop Framing - Tuba Özkan-Haller

1:00 p.m. State of the Knowledge: Coupled Natural-Human Systems in the Gulf of Mexico

OBJECTIVE: Review state of the knowledge regarding coupled systems related to the physical and ecological setting of the Gulf of Mexico and the human systems and infrastructure related to coastal development.

Tor Tornqvist, Moderator
-- History of the physical and ecological system (including long-term evolution) - Denise Reed, The Water Institute of the Gulf
-- Two-way feedback and interactions between the natural and human systems - Speaker TBD
-- Living shorelines and resilience: gray, green and hybrid infrastructure - Ariana Sutton-Grier, University of Maryland

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Coastal Land-Use Planning and Resilience in the Gulf of Mexico

OBJECTIVE: Review state of the knowledge regarding land-use planning and its role in risk mitigation of vulnerable structures and populations, coastal resilience, and adaptation and recovery after disruptive large-scale events (like hurricanes and storm surge).

Just Cebrian, Moderator
-- Coastal land-use planning and risk mitigation - Phil Berke, Texas A&M University
-- Vulnerability of oil infrastructure and strategies to improve resiliency - Carl Bernier, Rice University

3:15 p.m. Breakout 1

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Report out from Breakout 1

6:00 p.m. Evening Keynote and Dinner - Alex Kolker, Introductory Remarks
American Energy, Imperiled Coast: The Challenges Facing At-Risk Oil and Gas Infrastructure Along Louisiana's Sinking Coast - Jason Theriot, historian and author

8:00 p.m. Day 1 Adjourns

DAY 2: JULY 19, 2017

8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Day 1 Reflections, and Day 2 Preview - Tuba Özkan-Haller

9:00 a.m. Needs, Questions, Priorities, and Capabilities

OBJECTIVE: Frame current and future research in terms of societal needs and identify and prioritize research questions and directions. Then, discuss how to address those needs with current and future observational and modeling tools.

Jordan Fischbach, Moderator
-- Carl Ferraro, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
-- Bren Haase, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
-- Shana Kinsey, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
-- George Ramseur, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
-- Elizabeth Vargas, Texas General Land Office

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Breakout Session 2

11:30 a.m. Lunch Panel: Boundary Organizations and Their Role in Promoting Communication Among Scientists and Stakeholders
Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Moderator
-- Maria Lemos, University of Michigan
-- LaDon Swann, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
-- Noreen Clancy, RAND
-- Natalie Peyronnin, Environmental Defense Fund

12:45 p.m. Information and Decision Making: Breakout 3 - Laura Moore, Introductory Remarks

OBJECTIVE: Characterize the current and future role for information and tools to inform decision making as related to Gulf Coast development and energy-infrastructure.

1:45 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. Report out from Breakouts 2 and 3

3:30 p.m. Effective Communication to Support Decision Making: Breakout 4 - Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Introductory Remarks

OBJECTIVE: Characterize the "communication" community of practice as related to Gulf Coast development and energy-infrastructure, highlighting goals, commonalities and differences.

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Report out from Breakout 4, Synthesis Discussion

6:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn - Tuba Özkan-Haller