Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC), 3rd Month Forum: Regional Coastal Impacts and Local Opportunities. Highlighting Sea Grant's Vulnerability Study for Sea Level Rise in the City of L.A.
January 7, 2014
Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica, CA
Hosted by LARC, USC Sea Grant, and the City of Santa Monica
The 3rd Month Forum is a public event series held quarterly to explore climate action efforts in the Los Angeles region. LARC's first forum addressed coastal impacts from sea level rise in Los Angeles with interactive panels and discussion. Featuring panel presentations from experts in marine and coastal science, social science, and coastal policy, planning and law, the Forum focused on the key findings in the Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Study for the City of Los Angeles and a new regional sea level rise planning initiative to inform Local Coastal Programs and other local plans. Additionally, staff from the California Coastal Commission presented information on the Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance Document and facilitated public comment.
- Learn about the major findings from the study concerning coastal and shoreline assets; the physical, social, economic, and ecological vulnerabilities; and the steps to move forward in identifying adaptation strategies.
- Gain knowledge about the coastal storm modeling system (CoSMoS) developed by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to forecast future climate conditions and its potential impact on Southern California coastal communities.
- Obtain information on best available science on sea-level rise for California from California Coastal Commission and provide opportunities for input on the Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance from interested groups and members of the public.
- Collaborate with a numerous government, business, and non-profit organizations as well as community members to address the potential impacts of sea level rise on Los Angeles coastal communities and discuss potential adaptation strategies.
Forum Speakers & Presentations:
Mayor Pam O'Connor, City of Santa Monica
Krista Kline, Managing Director, LARC
Panel I: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Study for the City of Los Angeles
Moderator & Overview Presentation: Phyllis Grifman, Associate Director, USC Sea Grant
Matthew Petersen, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Los Angeles
Dr. Reinhard Flick, Principal Oceanographer, Scripps Institute of Oceanography/TerraCosta Consulting Group
Brian Holland, Climate Programs Director, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Dr. Dan Wei, Research Assistant Professor, USC Price School of Public Policy
Panel II: Regional Coastal Impacts & Opportunities for Collaboration
Moderator: Krista Kline, Managing Director, LARC
Shannon Parry, Deputy Sustainability Officer, City of Santa Monica
Charlotte Miyamoto, Chief, Planning, Los Angeles County Beaches & Harbors
Dr. Patrick Barnard, Coastal Geologist, US Geological Survey
Dr. Dave Revell, Senior Coastal Scientist, ESA PWA
Sean Hecht, Executive Director, Environmental Law Center, UCLA School of Law
- Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Study for the City of Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Region Receives Local Coastal Program Planning Grant
- California Coastal Commission Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance
- Press Releases
For more informationAlyssa Newton Mann