Few coastal management issues lend themselves to simple, easy-to-implement solutions. Managers face a myriad of obstacles beyond the technical elements of these issues when trying to select and implement a strategy to deal with any coastal management issue. Understanding the people on the ground, including things like their social and economic situations, cultural perspectives, and preconceived feelings and thoughts about the coastal environment and coastal hazards all play into the effectiveness of different management approaches.
The third biennial Social Science for Coastal Decision-Making Conference, taking place from February 9th - 11th, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina, provides a forum for coastal management professionals from academia, local, state, and federal government agencies, non-profits, and private industry, to come together to share their ideas, experiences, resources, and tools relating to applying the best practices from social science to coastal management. The conference includes a variety of session types including short oral presentaitons, tradiational oral presentations, facilitated issue-based discussions, tool demonstrations, and interactive skill-building workshops.
You can find more information on the session types and forum tracks on the Southeast Climate Consortium website here. Registration for the conference is expected to open in mid-November. Check the conference website for details.
The CHRN planning team is excited announce the details for our upcoming special session at the 6th Annual Northwest Climate Conference taking place November 3-5th, 2015 in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho . The CHRN session, Washington State Coastal Resilience Efforts and Collaboration: Incorporating Climate Change Impacts into Decision-Making, will take place from 3:30 - 5:00 pm on November 4th. Check out our new NW Climate Conference page for more information on the session and individual presentation abstracts.
Abstracts for the 2016 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference are due December 18, 2015. The conference is focused upon presenting the most up to date scientific research on the state of the Salish Sea Ecosystem and guidance for future actions to protect and restore the ecosystem. The 2016 conference will be held from April 13-15 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Descriptions of the conference sessions can be found here.
The CHRN has been selected to host a session, Washington State Coastal Resilience Efforts and Collaboration: Combining Science, Planning and Management Expertise through the Coastal Hazards Resilience Network. Presentations in this session should highlight work on topics such as: bluff and shoreline erosion, storm surge, sub-regional sea level rise projections, and multi-objective floodplain management.
As network members, if you are interested in submitting an abstract for the CHRN session, please get in touch with Michael Levkowitz.
For more information on the conference, please click here.
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