NOAA Climate Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities
When: November 14th - 16th, 2012
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (daily)
Where: South Bay Environmental Services Center
20285 S. Western Ave. Torrance, CA 90501
Hosted by: USC Sea Grant, South Bay Council of Governments and Los Angeles Regional Collaborative on Climate Action and Sustainability
RSVP by October 5, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: FREE! LARC will provide lunch on the first day of the training. Please indicate if you would like to purchase lunch ($10/day) for the other days and if you require a vegetarian option. USC Sea Grant will provide snacks for the morning and afternoon breaks.
Who Should Attend?
Land use planners, coastal managers, public works staff, floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, emergency managers, local officials, municipal boards, community groups, environmental organizations.
This intensive and highly interactive three-day training course provides individuals with a climate adaptation toolkit to proactively address adaptation planning prioirties in the context of local government priorities. Course modules are taught by NOAA's Coastal Services Center expert training staff and local partners. You will learn about local climate adaptation efforts from expert practitioners working in the Los Angeles area. Through individual work and group discussions, you will apply what you learn in each module and identify and document steps that your organization can take to effectively integrate climate adaptation strategies into policies, plans, and programs. Session modules and topics include:
- Introduction: Setting Your Course for Adaptation
Expert Presenter: Paul Bunje, Ph.D., Managing Director, Los Angeles Regional Collaborative on Climate Action and Sustainability
- Climate Science: Comprehending Processes and Impacts of Climate Change
Expert Presenter: David Pierce, Ph.D., Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Expert Presenter: Patrick Barnard, Ph.D., Coastal Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
- Vulnerability Assessment: Informing Adaptation Actions
Expert Presenter: Juliette Hart, Ph.D., Regional Research and Planning Specialist, USC Sea Grant
- Adaptation Planning: Identifying and Assessing Adaptation Measures
Expert Presenter: Tim Doherty, NOAA Coastal Services Center
- Climate Communication: Applying Communication Research to be Effective
Expert Presenter: Joe Cone, Assistant Director and Communications Leader, Oregon Sea Grant Program
- Implementation: Turning Strategies into Action
Expert Presenter: Sean Hecht, Executive Director, Environmental Law Center, UCLA
- Miyako Hybrid Hotel Torrance
21381 South Western Avenue, Torrance, CA
- Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Torrance/South Bay
1925 West 190th Street, Torrance, California 90504 USA
- DoubleTree by Hilton Torrance/South Bay
21333 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA
Click here to download a map with parking information
Click here to download Adaptation Course Flyer.
Please contact Juliette Hart for any more information (email@example.com)