Join CIRCA for Expert Panel on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Climate Science on September 21


Climate Science, Recovery & Resilience

Waves crash against the seawall as Hurricane Irma slammed Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Photo credit: Alvin Baez/Reuters on

Expert panel and discussion sponsored by the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation

Thursday, September 21

12-1 PM


UConn Avery Point Campus

Marine Sciences Building

Room 103


Remote attendance:

Dial 415-655-0002

Access Code: 649 191 751

Listen toll free via computer here

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FREE and Open to the Public

Students, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to attend

The news has been full of the devastating impacts that Harvey and Irma have had on the states of Texas and Florida and neighboring islands and questions are being raised about the role of climate change in hurricanes and what we should do when hurricanes hit. In this panel and discussion faculty from Marine Sciences and Environmental Engineering will explain the basics of hurricane science and what we do and do not know about the relationship between these events and climate change. The Connecticut Insurance Department joins the panel to discuss Connecticut’s recovery after Irene and Sandy and the latest approaches in our state and across the nation to be better prepared and resilient to the impacts of hurricanes.


Frank Bohlen, Professor of Marine Science, emeritus and CIRCA Affiliated Faculty Member

Jim O’Donnell, Professor of Marine Sciences and CIRCA Executive Director

Manos Anagnostou, Professor of Environmental Engineering and CIRCA Applied Research Director

George Bradner, Director, Property & Casualty Division, Connecticut Insurance Department

Moderated by Rebecca French, Director of Community Engagement, CIRCA

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Rebecca French at

PARKING: Public parking is available in the metered spots in Lot D or in pay by phone (pbp) areas on this map.

If you need accommodations for this event, please contact Lauren Yaworsky at

Hurricane Harvey flooding
Residential neighborhoods near the Interstate 10 sit in floodwater in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Aug. 29, 2017. Photo credit: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/Polaris