Coastal

CIRCA’s Executive Director Interviewed on NBC 30 News

Gov. Signs Climate Change Bill to Protect Coastal Communities This story aired on NBC Connecticut  July 6, 2021.  The effects of climate change are already being felt in Connecticut. By the year 2050, experts say further impacts are unavoidable. “It is going to be warmer, the water is going to be higher, it is going […]

NBC CT feature on Sea level Rise

Sea Level Rise: How Well Is Connecticut Preparing? Len Besthoff and Meteorologist Kaitlyn McGrath interviewed Executive Director, James O’Donnell This story aired May 17, 2021. Scientists including Professor Jim O’Donnell at the UConn Avery Point campus in Groton have said sea level rise has been accelerating at a rate, where within 30 years, it could […]

June 2021 Research Webinar Series

REGISTER Throughout the month of June, hear about innovative Resilient Connecticut climate change research in this CIRCA “brown bag” webinar series. Focused on specific topics and condensed on time, enjoy one or all nine of these free webinars by clicking on the Register link above. Each event will be held for 30 minutes during the […]

Resilient Connecticut Summit – November 12, 2019

RESILIENT CONNECTICUT CLIMATE ADAPTATION SUMMIT Tuesday, November 12, 2019 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Located at Fairfield University PROGRAM and EVENT MATERIALS At CIRCA’s first annual Resilient Connecticut Summit, Commissioner Katie Dykes from Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection provided a welcome and Shaun O’Rourke, Rhode Island Chief Resiliency Officer gave a keynote address […]

Resilient Connecticut Webinar

Resilient Connecticut Webinar Series Kickoff April 30, 2019 1:00 – 2:00 pm REGISTER HERE During this webinar, participants can learn and ask questions about: The latest climate projections for Connecticut sea level rise, temperature, and precipitation An overview of innovative resilient design strategies This new Resilient Connecticut project and opportunities to be involved moving forward. WEBINAR […]

NEW Green Infrastructure and Living Shorelines CIRCA Website

  CIRCA is excited to announce a new and improved design for the Green Infrastructure and Living Shorelines section of our website.  The website was redesigned in an effort to enhance the use and accessibility of CIRCA research products to practitioners. Website visitors will see a series of new links providing direct access to: An […]

Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Salt Marsh Restoration and Creation in Connecticut: Final Report

Tidal marshes reduce erosion and flooding impacts while providing high value ecosystem services to coastal areas. A high rate of tidal wetland loss and degradation has been documented in Connecticut, due to human impacts and climate change.  To address this issue, a multidisciplinary team of scientists from UConn, including representatives from the Department of Marine […]

New Positions to Support CT Resilience Planning

The application period for the following job postings closed on September 17, 2018. CIRCA is still seeking applicants for three of four new positions to support development of the Connecticut Connections Coastal Resilience Plan (C3RP).  The planning process will involve extensive public input and coordination with state agencies, regional Councils of Governments, and municipalities.  Along […]

CIRCA Receives Award for CT Coastal Resilience Planning

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) recently announced a contract awarding just over $8 million to UConn from the Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) for administration of a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDR).  UConn submitted […]

Governor Malloy Bill Signing Ceremony For Legislation Concerning Climate Change & CT’s Energy Future

CIRCA’s Executive Director, Dr. James O’Donnell went to the Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 to speak about CIRCA’s Sea Level Rise in Connecticut report and witness Governor Malloy sign Public Act No. 18-82, “An Act Concerning Climate Change Planning and Resiliency” and Public Act 18-50, “An Act Concerning Connecticut’s Energy Future.” Click […]