Please note that the time changed for this event from an earlier post due to the rescheduled meeting of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change. 9:30-11 am is the new time. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
In Person Attendance:
Marine Sciences Building Room 103
University of Connecticut
Avery Point Campus
1080 Shennecossett Rd
Groton, CT 06340
Marine Sciences Professor and CIRCA Executive Director, James O’Donnell will present sea level rise projections for the state of Connecticut. These projections update the global sea level rise projections produced by NOAA (2012 CPO-1 report) using Connecticut’s local tide gauge information and the current best available science. Based on the updated projections, CIRCA recommends that planning anticipates that sea level will be 0.5 m (1ft 8 inches) higher than the national tidal datum in Long Island Sound by 2050 and that it is likely that sea level will continue to increase after 2050. (More details are available in the Executive Summary below).
UConn Law School CEEL Professor-in-Residence, Joe MacDougald and CEEL legal fellow, Bill Rath will also present their CIRCA study on the legal and policy implications of sea level rise for Connecticut and their survey of state sea level rise policies.
Who Should Attend:
This meeting is free and open to the public. Municipal staff and elected leaders concerned about or in the process of planning for sea level rise and coastal resilience are encouraged to attend. Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Registration for In Person Attendance and Parking on Campus:
Registration is not required to attend the meeting in person. However, CIRCA can cover your parking fees, if you email Lauren Yaworsky at email@example.com by noon on October 18 with your license plate number. If you have not preregistered for parking, visitor parking on campus is available in pay by phone (PBP) or in metered spots in the areas marked on this map.
Sea Level Rise Projections Executive Summary