Horn Point Seminars

Fall 2020
Seminars will be held virtually at 11:00 am on Wednesdays unless otherwise specified. These seminars are open to the public.

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Assessing Coastal Risks and Enhancing Resilience: A Virtual Seminar Series

September 23: Fighting surging seas in a changing climate: Defending coastlines at all costs or strategic retreat to high ground?  Ming Li, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

October 7:  Coastal resilience, lessons from UK and USA case studies  Nicoletta Leonardi, University of Liverpool                                                                                                         

October 14:   Marsh collapse does not require sea level rise  Sergio Fagherazzi, Boston University                                                                                             

October 21:  Sea level rise consequences in a highly developed shoreline  Jim O'Donnell, University of Connecticut                                                                    

October 28: North Carolina salt marshes: threats to a fragile ecosystem and conservation opportunities  Carolyn Currin, NOAA/NOS Beaufort Laboratory       

November 4: Relocation is the tree; adaptation is the forest: a better coastal quality of life ahead in New York City  Adam Parris, New York City Mayor's Office of Resiliency                                   

November 11: Adapting to coastal change: Opportunities and challenges for coupled human-natural systems  Michelle Hummel, University of Texas, Arlington                                                                    

November 18: Contrasting storm surge barriers and nature-based flood mitigation for port-estuaries    Philip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology

December 2: Coastal Ecosystem Services to support coastal policy and decision-making  Ariana Sutton-Grier, University of Maryland                                                                                     

December 9: Developing standardized geospatial metrics for salt marsh management and restoration     Neil Ganju, USGS –Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute                                                                   

December 16: Marsh resilience under climate change: Management and adaptation considerations   Molly Mitchell, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

January 13: Green and grey infrastructure for coastal resilience: what wors where? Bregje vanWesenbeeck, Deltares