Blog : Coastal NH Climate Summit: Science to Support Action

By Corey | May 20, 2015 | in

Climate change is a constant threat to New Hampshire's coasts and its citizens. Participate in this year's Coastal Climate Summit to join a collaborative forum among scientists, natural resource agencies, planners, engineers, municipal leaders, watershed organizations, conservation groups, citizens and others concerned about the impacts of climate change in coastal New Hampshire.

This year's theme is Science to Support Action, and its agenda will tackle issues such as assessments of flooded pavements and the challenges and opportunities for municipalities and citizens brought by solar energy.

Participants will be the first updated on the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission and an update on the Tides to Storms Vulnerability Assessment of New Hampshire's Coast. Discuss the new planning and resiliency-building tools that should be implemented in order to better protect our Seacoast. There will also be presentations with new information and data on salt marshes. The keynote presentation will be Capitalizing on Blue Carbon: New Guidance and Tools for Coastal Managers and Policymakers

This event is brought to you by the NH Coastal Adaption Workgroup (NHCAW), a collaboration of 21 organizations working together to help communities in New Hampshire's Seacoast area prepare for the effects of extreme weather events and other effects of long term climate change. Their partners include organizations of federal, state, regional, municipal, academic, non-profit, and business levels. NHCAW helps communities learn about and utilize existing resources and locate additional assistance to better prepare for climate effects in order to protect their social, economic, human and environmental health. NHCAW provides communities with resources, education, facilitation and guidance.

This 4th Annual event will take place at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, NH on Friday (June 19) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is $20, including refreshments and lunch, and can be done online here. The deadline for registration is on June 16 at 4:00 p.m.