FUTURE MARI MEETINGS
[March 2016 (Day to be determined)]: A MARI/CCSLRI (Brown Bag) Networking Meeting will take place on a day in March 2016 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. The topic of the meeting is “The Greenland Ice Sheet: A Wakening Giant?”
There are increasing scientific results indicating that the melting of the Greenland ice sheet (GIS) is increasing, and there is evidence that underlines the possibility of a rapid melting of the ice sheet. Several glaciers has recently accelerated rapidly (see, e.g., the article). The melting process is beautifully document in a recent documentation) in The New York Times. The discovery of deep submarine valleys under the GIS introduces an instability due to warmer ocean water being able to reach underneath the ice (see e.g. the commentary). In August 2015, NASA expressed concern that the deep ocean around Greenland is warming up and could trigger a rapid melting of the GIS (see, e.g., the article). Some scientists discuss the possibility that the GIS has already passed the point of no return (see, e.g., the article). The freshening of the ocean caused by the meltwater influx could lead to a reduction or end of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) (see, e.g, “Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climate), which would have profound impacts on the global ocean circulation and climate.
At the meeting, we will summarize the recent scientific findings and discuss the consequence for sea level in general and the U.S. East Coast in particular.
[February 9, 2016]: A MARI/CCSLRI (Brown Bag) Networking Meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. See the agenda. The meeting will be held in BAL 9024. The topic of the meeting is “ODU's contribution to climate change and sea level rise adaptation: research and outreach.”
- 12:00 Welcome, Introduction, and Overview of the Topic
- 12:10 CCSLRI: Larry Atkinson
- 12:15 Pilot Project: Ray Toll
- 12:20 Center for Sea Level Rise: Emily Steinhilber (tbc)
- 12:25 Center for Global Health: Muge Akpinar-Elci
- 12:30 MARI: Hans-Peter Plag
- 12:35 Sea Grant at ODU: Larry Atkinson for Michelle Covi
- 12:40 Climate and Health Initiative: tbd
- 12:45 CCSLRI2: Wie Yusuf (tbc)
- 12:50 Center for Recurrent Flooding: Morris Foster (tbc)
- 12:55 Other emerging initiatives: All
- 01:00 Discussion: How to colloaborate and coordinate?
- 01:30 Adjorn
At ODU, a number of initiatives and centers are addressing climate change and sea level rise adaptation and are aiming to inform society about the ongoing and future changes, the associate threats, and the options we have to mitigate the threats and to adapt to the changes. New initatives are emerging or in the planning. The existing initiatives include, but may not be limited to:
- Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLR)
- Center for Global Health (CGH)
- Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI)
- Center for Sea Level Rise (CSLR)
- Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness and Resilience Intergovernmental Planning Pilot Project (hosted by the CSLR)
A number of departments in several colleges are engaged in research on climate change and sea level rise, the impacts on the socio-economic and environmental systems, and options to cope with the challenges. Many of them are involved in some of the about initiatives. Most of them also have outreach activities. The Virginia Sea Grant is co-funding an outreach expert at ODU.
Emerging initiatives include the CCSLRI2, which is currently being discussed among faculty, and the new center to study sea level rise and recurrent flooding, which ODU may establish together with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) (see, e.g., here). The College of Health is engaged in a cluster hire in Climate Change and Health (see, e.g., here, and in another search, an expert in socio-economic impacts of sea level rise is searched for.
At the meeting, we will review these activities and discuss the opportunities for collaborations and coordinations, and how they could work together to make the outcome larger than the sum of the outcomes of the individual initiatives.
PAST MARI MEETINGS
[November 17, 2015]: A MARI Networking Meeting took place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. The meeting was held in BAL 9024.
- 11:30 Lunch
- 12:00 Welcome
- 12:05 Plag: Report on GEO Plenary and Ministerial Summit on Earth Observations in Mexico City (see Event Page and #GEOWeek15). See the presentation as pdf or keynote.
- 12:20 Steinhilber: Update on Pilot Project
- 12:30 Research opportunities in Norfolk's Sister Cities Ningbo and Kochi
- 12:45 Plag et al.: Summary, Rising Seas Summit, Boston. See the presentation as pdf or keynote
- 13:00 All: New projects, courses, plans, etc.
- 13:30 Adjourn
[September 29, 2015]: A MARI Networking Meeting took place on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. The meeting was held in BAL 9024. The meeting was used to exchange information on activities of the participants.
[August 27, 2015]: A MARI Networking Meeting took place on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. The meeting was held at Alumni Center Social Hall (corner of Hampton Blvd and 49th Street). The focus of the meeting was on new projects and proposals, opportunities, and ideas.
[May 21, 2015]: The MARI Networking Meeting took place on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 12:00-1:30 PM. The meeting was held in IRP 2, 4211 Monarch Way in the conference room on the first floor.
- 11:45 Lunch
- 12:00 Welcome
- 12:10 Presentations of key messages
- 12:30 All: How to communicate key messages about climate change and sea level rise
- 13:30 Adjourn
[April 28, 2015]: A MARI Networking Meeting took place on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 12:00-1:30 PM. The focus of the meeting was on recent publications by ODU faculty on relevant topics. The meeting was held in IRP 2, 4211 Monarch Way in the conference room on the first floor. Here is the agenda for this meeting:
- 12:00 Hans-Peter Plag: Welcome, Brief news and report on relevant publications
- 12:10 Tal Ezer: Three publications on North Atlantic circulation and sea level
- 12:20 Muge Akpinar-Elci: Three publications on health impacts
- 12:30 Yongcun Cheng: Three publications on satellite altimetry and sea level variability
- 12:40 Ariel Pinto: A publication on risk assessment
- 12:50 Wie Yusuf: Two publications on governance
- 13:00 Discussion of publications in preparation
- 13:15 Networking
- 13:30 Adjourn
[March 5, 2015]: On March 5, 2015, a MARI Networking Meeting took place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The focus of the meeting was on outreach activities relevant to MARI. The Design Project "..." was presented by students and Mujde Erten-Unal, and these presentations sparked a discussion. Dan Bell, ULI, presented the Resilient Reality Check. Download the slides as pptx. The agenda included:
- 12:00-12:10 Carol Simpson, Provost: Welcome
- 12:10-12:15 Larry Atkinson: MARI Outreach
- 12:15-13:00 Mujde Erten-Unal et al.: Design Project in Norfolk
- 13:00-13:30 Dan Bell, ULI, and Ray Toll, Pilot Project: Resilient Region Reality Check
- 13:30-14:00 Networking
[February 10, 2015]: A MARI Networking Meeting took place on February 10, 2015, 11:30/12:00 PM to 1:30 PM in the Learning Commons in Perry Library, Room 1310. The topic of this meeting was “Courses and certificates related to mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change and sea level rise.” Eight faculty presented examples of their relevant educational activities. Download the presentations as keynote or powerpoint versions. The agenda include:
- 11:30-12:00 Networking and lunch
- 12:00-12:10 Carol Simpson, Provost: Welcome
- 12:10-12:20 Hans-Peter Plag: MARI's education needs and contributions
- 12:20-12:25 Muge Akpinar-Elci: Global Health Certificate
- 12:25-12:30 Zia Razzaq: Coastal Engineering courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering
- 12:30-12:35 Carol Considine: Engineering Technology courses
- 12:35-12:40 Glen Sussman: Political sciences courses
- 12:40-12:45 David Ernest: International Studies
- 12:45-12:55 Elizabeth Joyne: The Virginia Earth System Scholar course
- 12:55-13:05 Brian Payne: Interdisciplinary Science Degree
- 13:05-13:30 Discussion: Bringing it all together
[October 23, 2014]: A MARI networking meeting was heldon October 23, 2014, 12:00-2:00 PM in BAL. The topic of the meeting was “Mitigation and Adaptation Research at ODU” Eight faculty from different colleges gave brief overviews of their research and the presentations illustrated the broad range of research projects relevant to mitigation and adaptation research. Download the presentations as keynote or powerpoint version. The agenda included:
- 12:00 Lunch
- 12:30 Carol Simpson: Welcome and Opening Remarks
- 12:40 Hans-Peter Plag: Overview of the MARI Research Program
- 12:50 Wie Yusuf: Social and governance related research
- 12:55 Muge Akpinar-Elci/Anna Jeng: Global and environmental health research
- 01:00 Joshua Behr: Community resilience
- 01:05 Michael McShane: The role of insurances
- 01:10 Kent Carpenter: Marine ecosystems
- 01:15 Adrian Gheorge/Ariel Pinot: Resilience engineering
- 01:20 Nora Noffke: Detecting the geological 20th century signal
- 01:25 All: Future Opportunities
- 01:50 Hans-Peter Plag: MARI Education: a preview of the next Networking meeting
- 02:00 Adjourn
PAST CCSLRI MEETINGS
[April 16, 2014]: A CCSLRI Networking meeting was held on April 16, 2014, noon-1:30 PM. Topics included, among others:
- Update on the status of MARI;
- CCSLRI/MARI Outreach program;
- Research Proposals;
- Brief information on planned events.
[October 29, 2013]: A CCSLRI Networking Meeting was held bringing together more than 25 CCSLRI members to review the first three years of the initiative, discuss lingering issues, and develop steps for the way forward. For more information, contact hpplag @ odu.edu.
[June 12, 2013]: A CCSLRI Networking Meeting took place at Noon to 1:30 PM. A brief update on the CCSLRI was provided. The new co-director, Dr. Hans-Peter Plag was introduced. The visiting scholar Dr. Diane Horn from Birkbeck College, London gave a summary of her project at ODU. There was room for general interactions between the CCSLRI members.