Past Event

Roundtable Workshop 3: Sea Level Rise and Coastal Disasters

Workshop
October 25, 2001

Location: National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW Washington DC 20418

AGENDA

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
Rutherford H. Platt, Chair

9:05 AM Sea Level Rise and Coastal Disasters
Stephen P. Leatherman, Florida International University

9:35 AM Ecological Impacts of Sea Level Rise
J. Court Stevenson, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

10:05 AM Science Issues and Monitoring Capabilities
Bruce C. Douglas, Florida International University

10:50 AM Political Realities of Coping with Sea Level Rise
The Honorable James N. Mathias, Jr., Mayor of Ocean City, Maryland

11:20 AM Tides, Sea Level, and Storm Tracks During El Nino Events in California
Reinhard E. Flick, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

1:00 PM Case Study: New Orleans
Virginia R. Burkett, USGS National Wetlands Research Center

1:30 PM Case Study: Outer Banks of North Carolina
Stanley R. Riggs, East Carolina University

2:00 PM Case Study: Saving Venice, Italy
Rafael L. Bras, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2:30 PM Mitigation: Insurance Industry Perspective
James W. Russell, Institute for Business and Home Safety

3:15 PM Public Policy Panel Discussion
Rutherford H. Platt, Moderator
Margaret A. Davidson, Assistant Administrator for Ocean Services and Coastal Zone Management, NOAA
James G. Titus, Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
S. Jeffress (Jeff) Williams, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, U.S. Geological Survey
Joan Pope, Associate Technical Director, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center
Corneilia Pasche Wikar, Coastal Hazards Planner, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

4:45 PM Concluding Remarks
Jim Bruce, Global Change Strategies International

5:00 PM Adjourn