Outreach

UConn Joins Coalition of Universities Working Against Climate Change

September 12, 2018 – Elaina Hancock – UConn Communications UConn is joining 16 other leading North American research universities in the University Climate Change Coalition, or UC3, announced Tuesday by the Second Nature organization. UC3 aims to promote climate action and resilience by leveraging the strengths and skill sets of its member schools. As a nationally recognized leader among green […]

Sea Level Rise Projections for the State of Connecticut | Draft Report Released

DRAFT REPORT | SEA LEVEL RISE IN CONNECTICUT The Draft Report, Sea Level Rise in Connecticut, authored by CIRCA Executive Director and Professor of Marine Sciences, James O’Donnell was released as of March 27, 2018. This full technical report informed the Executive Summary and the science presentation contained in the Draft Report presented to the public […]

April 6 Workshop: Implementing a Drinking Water Resilience Plan for Connecticut

UConn Avery Point Groton, Connecticut April 6, 2018 9 am-3:30 pm On Friday April 6, 2018 CIRCA conducted a workshop for the Dept. of Public Health Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment and Resilience Plan at the UConn Avery Point Campus in Groton, CT. Workshop attendees received training on identifying vulnerabilities to flooding, extreme weather and drought […]

Connecticut Living Shorelines: Projects into Practice Workshop

Monday, November 20, 2017 Workshop Presentations: Workshop overview and related projects and resources, Rebecca French – CIRCA, Director of Community Engagement, CIRCA overview Overview of Connecticut living shoreline permit process – Tonia Selmeski and John Gaucher, Environmental Analysts CT DEEP Land and Water Resources Division, SW District,  DEEP overview Hepburn Dune and Marsh, Fenwick, Marilyn Ozols – Land Use Administrator, Borough […]

A Workshop on Beneficial Use of Dredged Materials for Resilient Tidal Marsh Restoration and Creation

Event Timing: Thursday, September 28, 2017 Registration at 10:30 AM Program runs 11:00 AM to 3:50 PM Location: Maritime Aquarium 10 North Water Street Norwalk, CT 06854 Workshop Registration is Closed 9/26/17 Workshop Agenda Full Workshop Program Workshop Presentations: Presentations are provided below where speakers used a PowerPoint presentation. Click on the link to download […]

CIRCA Partnerships in Engagement and Education: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and Fairfield Museum Rising Tides Exhibit

By Hannah Spicer, CIRCA Undergraduate Program Assistant Intern, 2016-2017 Academic Year The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk was a recent recipient of a $485,000 grant awarded by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the United States Department of Commerce. They were one of five to receive this 2016 Environmental Literacy Grant out of 170 applications emphasizing […]

Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience Training

Update May 10, 2017: The training is currently full and registration is now closed.  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Check-in at 8:30 AM 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM (coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided) See agenda below Location: Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Groton, Connecticut Save the […]

CIRCA Municipal and Research Project Forum

CIRCA’s Municipal and Research Project Forum was CANCELLED due to storm and in consideration of people traveling longer distances across Connecticut.  We’ll likely be rescheduling this event in May or June and will be back in touch with more information.  Thank you. Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation Municipal and Research Project Forum Friday, […]

Municipal Resilience Grant Program Awarded Projects

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce the results of the past round of grants under its Municipal Resilience Grant Program. The municipalities of Milford, New Haven, and Waterford and the Northwest Hills and Western Connecticut Council of Governments have been awarded funds to pursue projects that will not only […]

Past Recipients

The Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is pleased to announce the results of past round of grants under its Matching Funds Program. Collectively these projects will work to advance the mission of the Institute, increasing resiliency in Connecticut towns and cities to the threats of climate change. In total, CIRCA will provide […]