“Staying Afloat” Adapting Waterfront Business to Rising Seas & Extreme Storms

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center
Salve Regina University, Newport, R.I.

Experts are predicting rising sea levels in Rhode Island and the rest of New England. This free public event will feature John Englander, author of High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Levels and the Coming Coastal Crisis, offering an informed perspective on the challenges that waterfront communities and businesses are likely to face in coming years.

In addition, Lisa Koniki of the Westerly Chamber of Commerce will discuss how businesses in Westerly responded to the Sandy storm and URI Emeritus Professor Malcolm Spaulding will familiarize us with STORMTOOLS, a suite of coastal planning tools that allow Rhode Island to select particular coastal locations and view high-resolution images related to projected storm surges, sea-level rise, and coastal changes.

All are welcome to this public forum, part of the Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium and the Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (Beach SAMP).
To register for this event, please visit: baird-2014.eventbrite.com