Future Workshops and Events
For meetings of the Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum, see the dedicated web page at https://sites.wp.odu.edu/HRAdaptationForum/.
- GEO Blue Planet Symposium in College Park, MD: The 3rd Symposium of the Blue Planet Initiative, Oceans and Society of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) will take place on May 31-June 2, 2017 at the NOAA Facilities in College Park, MD, USA.
- Achieving Environmental Equity: A community roundtable organized by the Urban Sustainability and Equity Center in Richmond, Virgina on May 1, 2017, 6:00-8:00 PM, will discuss local heat island patterns in the City of Richmond. Registration is available at https://www.usec-virginia.org/events.
Past Workshops and Events (reversed chronological order)
- Collaborations for Community Resilience The Integovernmental Pilot Project (see the Center for Sea Level Rise web page for details) and ODU organized a meeting on community resilience on December 10, 2015, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, at the TED Constant Convocation Center. See the Inside ODU report or download the presentations here.
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 30, 2015: Jim Haluska, CCPO, ODU: Using High Temporal Resolution Imagery to Estimate Shoreline Movement Time Series for the Virginia Barrier Islands. See the Seminar Page for more details.
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 23, 2015: Mike Dinniman, CCPO, ODU: Ocean Modeling of Antarctic Ice Shelves: Why Do We Care and the Tricky Business of Modeling How It Might Change. See the Seminar Page for more details.
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 16, 2015: Robert Condon, University of North Carolina Wilmington: Jellyfish May Not be Increasing Globally. See the Seminar Page for more details.
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 9, 2015: Melissa Kenney, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center and
the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-Maryland: Multidisciplinary Insights to Solve Difficult Environmental Problems. See the Seminar Page for more details.
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 2, 2015: Johanna Rosman, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina: Turbulence in the Coastal Ocean: So Important and Yet So Elusive. See the Seminar Page for more details.
- Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum on October 30, 2015: A Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum took place on October 30, 2015 at VMASC. The topic of this event was “Beyond Toolkits: Adaptation Strategies and Lessons.” See the agenda. The presentations are available at http://vaseagrant.vims.edu/forum-10-beyond-toolkits/.
- ULI Virginia (Hampton Roads) Resilient Region Reality Check: Rising Above the Waters: The Urban Land Institute in Hampton Roads organized the next event in the sequence of “Resilient Region Reality Checks” on September 16, 2015, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the Mariners' Museum at 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23601. For more information, see the 3RC page.
- Adaptation to Sea Level Rise: In the Opening Session at the WaterJAM 2015 held in Virginia Beach on September 15-16, 2015, Hans-Peter Plag addressed the question “Adaptation to sea level rise: protecting against, or preparing the coastal zone for, inundation?” See the associated article in the Summer 2015 Tap Into Virginia issue on page 41. The presentation is available as keynote and pdf file.
- Can we Continue to Live at the Edge of the Sea (with reference to future extreme events and climate change)?: On Monday, September 14, 2015, in the joint CCPO/MARI Seminar, Malcolm Bowman, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University, shared his thoughts on this important questions. For more information, see the Seminar Page.
- The Elephant in the Room - Quantitative Risk Analysis with an Uncertain Future: In the OEAS Seminar on September 10, 2015, Dr. Paul Smith, Arup, U.K., talked about risk analysis for extreme risks under large uncertainty, i.e., a situation that applies to future sea level rise. The seminar took place 3:00 - 4:00 PM in the OEAS building at ODU, room 200. Read the abstract and brief bio.
- Workshop on “Mitigation and Adaptation Research in Virginia”: MARI organized a workshop on August 11-13, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Suffolk, VA. The goal of the workshop was to review the status of mitigation and adaptation research in Virginia and to design a research agenda that can help to provide the practice-relevant knowledge the communities in Virginia need to meet current and future challenges. For more information, see the Workshop Page.
- Concert for Climate Action: A free concert organized by Sierra Club activists and over a dozen partner organizations took place on Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at WorkRelease, Norfolk Arts District, 759 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Contact: Zach Jarjoura at (662) 292-5682 or zachary.jarjoura at sierraclub.org.
- Sea of Change Film Screening: The film about climate change and sea Level rise on Virginia's Coasts was screened on July 28, 2015; 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library. The Chesapeake Climate Action Network's VA Beach Action Team organized the event. After the film, a discussion about climate consequences in Virginia took place. Contact: Nate Levine Natel at chesapeakeclimate.org or 757-802-5201.
- Follow-up to 3RC: A follow-up event on the recent “Resilient Region Reality Check” on March 17, 2015 at ODU took place on June 9, 2015 in the Slover Library, 235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510. The available reports include:
- ULI Advisory Services Panel, 2014. Norfolk Virginia: Resilience in Fort Norfolk: Assessing Risk and Protecting Value, Technical Report, Urban Land Institute.
- Yusuf, J-E, Covi, M., St. John, B., 2015. Hampton Roads Resilient Region Reality Check. Presentation.
- Yusuf, J-E, Covi, M., St. John, B., 2015. Hampton Roads Resilient Region Reality Check - Increasing community resilience and capacity to adapt to changes. Final Report, Urban Land Institute
- ULI, 2014. An Advisory Service Panel for Norfolk, Va. Urban Land Institute.
- Hampton Roads Flooding/Sea Level Rise Adaptation Forum: The forum took place on May 22 from 8:30 am- 3 pm at the VMASC Center 1030 University Blvd. Suffolk, VA 23435. Lunch and morning coffee and snacks was provided. The topic for the quarterly meeting was “Megaproject Protective Structures for Hampton Roads. The agenda is available here.
- Preparing for the Journey to the Post-Holocene: At the meeting of the Explorer Club in Washington D.C. on Saturday, May 16, 2015, Hans-Peter Plag showed that humanity is on a journey to the Post-Holocene and discussed steps to prepare for this journey into the unknown. The presentation took place at the Cosmo Club in D.C. at 7:30 PM. The presentation is available for keynote and powerpoint.
- NASA Talk Examines Adaption to Rising Coastal Sea Levels: On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Hans-Peter Plag presented “Adaptation to Sea Level Rise: Protecting Against, or Preparing for, Inundation of the Coastal Zone?” at 2 p.m. in the Pearl Young Theater. That same evening at 7:30 PM, Plag presented a similar program for the general public at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. This Sigma Series event is free and no reservations are required. Read the announcement. See also the press release as picked up by, for example, Bloomberg. Download the presentation as keynote or powerpoint version ...
- Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Spring 2015 Seminar Series: April 3, 2014 - Renewable Energy from the Ocean — Strategic Directions. Dr. Billy Edge, P.E., Professor, North Carolina State Univ., NCSU/UNC Coastal Studies Institute. 1:00 — 2:00 PM, ECSB Room 1202
- GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Workshops: March 22-26, 2015 in Norfolk, VA. MARI supported the organization of two high-level workshops organized by the GEOSS Science and Technology Stakeholder Network of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The first workshop addressed “NAVIGATING SUSTAINABILITY ON A CHANGING PLANET” and the second Workshop focused on “CONCEPTS, TECHNOLOGIES, SYSTEMS AND USERS OF THE NEXT GEOSS.” For more information, including access to most of the keynote presentations, see 3rd Workshop announcement and 4th Workshop announcement.
- Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Spring 2015 Seminar Series: March 20, 2015 - Federal Policy and Sea Level Rise. Dr. Kate White, P.E., Senior Lead for Global Climate Change, Institute of Water Resources, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1:00 — 2:00 PM, ECSB Room 1202. Read more ...
- NCWRA Symposium: Resiliency in Water Resources Management: What Does it Mean to You?: The agenda of the Annual Conference of the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) of the University of North Carolina System (NCSU) includes on March 19, 2015 the NCWRA Syposium on resilience in water resource management. Hans-Peter Plag opened this symposium with a presentation on the global picture. Download Plag's presentation as keynote or powerpoint version ...
- Resilient Region Reality Check: March 17, 2015. Old Dominion University and the Urban Land Institute (ULI Hampton Roads) in cooperation with a number of organizations in the region are jointly organized a Resilient Region Reality Check focusing on perceptions of climate change and sea level rise in Hampton Roads. Read the article in the Mace and Crown ...
- Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Spring 2015 Seminar Series: March 6, 2015 - Risk Analysis for Naval Station Norfolk. Dr. Martin Schultz, Engineering Research and Development Center
US Army Corps of Engineers. 1:00 — 2:00 PM, ECSB Room 1202
- February 2015 Joint Societies Luncheon, ASCE Norfolk Branch: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST) in Virginia Beach. Hans-Peter Plag spoke about “The Coastal Zone and Sea Level Rise: Protecting Against or Preparing for Inundation?” Download the presentation as keynote or powerpoint file (note that the ppt version does not have full graphical effects).
- Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Spring 2015 Seminar Series: February 20, 2015 - Sea Level Rise and Flood Risk Management; Doug Bellomo, P.E., Director, Risk Analysis Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); 1:00 — 2:00 PM, ODU, Perry Library Room 1310
- Seventh Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum: January 23, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), 1030 University Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23435. The meeting was hosted by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, Old Dominion University and Virginia Sea Grant. The focus for this meeting was on flood/storm surge modeling and visualization. For a summary see http://vaseagrant.vims.edu/storm-surge-models-at-hampton-roads-forum/.
- Community Event: The Arctic is Changing Rapidly. How Will Those Changes Impact Us?: During the Glen Gerberg Weather and Climate Summit, which took place in Breckenridge, Colorado, there was a Community Event on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:00 PM MST (9:00 PM EST), with presentations by Dr. Jim White and James Balog. ODU organized a local event with live-streaming of the presentations and the possibility to ask questions. The ODU event was open for students, faculty, and staff as well as community members. More information is available here.
- Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in Virginia: Next Steps for the Commonwealth: December 5, 2014, Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic (VCPC), Williamsburg, VA. You can find videos of the conference and download the speakers' powerpoint presentations on VCPC's website here. Results from the live audience polling are also available on the website. A post-conference report is forthcoming.
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 24, 2014: Dr. Ariel Pinto, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University, described how network-based functional modeling is used to describe dependencies when designing, building, and managing engineered systems can be used in adaptation to climate change and sea-level rise. Read more ...
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 17, 2014: Dr. Richard Miller, Institute of Coastal Science and Policy at East Carolina University presented results from a study designed to investigate material transport to the coastal ocean by rain events. Read more ...
- ODU student to speak at Sierra Club meeting: November 10, 2014, 7:00 PM, Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard: Jugal Patel, a writer, activist, and student at Old Dominion University, will talk about how to communicate digitally, so that citizens can more effectively work towards a sustainable path. Read more ...
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 10, 2014: Xin-Zhong Liang, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, provided an overview of the systems model framework developed by his group that can be used to predict future climate change and its consequences such as extreme weather, extreme climate, air quality, and water quality. Read more ...
- Climate Data Initiative: Chesapeake Bay Hackathon: The Hackathon took place on November 8-9, 2014. The Hackathon comprised two intense 12-hour sessions of programing of products that use data to generate relevant information for the people in Hampton Roads to better handle the challenges of climate change and sea level rise. Read more ...
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on November 3, 2014: Muge Akpinar-Elci, Center for Global Health, College of Health Sciences, Old Dominion University, discussed health risks of climate change and sea level rise and potential adaptation and mitigation responses. Read more ...
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on October 27, 2014: Richard Luettich, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, discussed the ADCIRC (ADvanced CIRCulation) circulation and storm surge model and its application for forecasting event-scale natural hazards in coastal environments. Read more ...
- MARI/CCPO Seminar on October 20, 2014: Jennifer Irish, Virginia Tech presented results from a study that considers the risks of coastal flooding that result from the combined effects of sea level rise and storm surge. Read more ...
- CCPO/MARI Seminar on October 6, 2014: Blair Greenan, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada, spoke about climate change adaptation to sea level rise in Atlantic Canada. Read more ...
- CCPO/MARI Seminar on September 29, 2014: Christopher Hein, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, talked about coastal response to climate change-driven changes in fluvial sediment supply. Read more ...
- CCPO/MARI Seminar on September 22, 2014: Sarah Cooley, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC, ask the question of what do we DO about ocean acidification. Read more ...
- Sixth Hampton Roads Adaptation Forum: September 19, 2014, 8:30 AM - 3 PM at VMASC. Representatives from several of the sea level rise vulnerability/data mapping tools sorted through the available options. A federal agency representative talked about the new National Climate Assessment and its implications for Hampton Roads. For more details, see here ...
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- VAS Fall Seminar: The Fall Seminar of the Virginia Association of Surveyors (VAS) on September 19, 2014, in Newport News focused on Sea Level Rise and Subsidence. Hans-Peter Plag contribute a lecture on using Continuous GPS for monitoring of land subsidence. Read the Flyer. See the Full Program ...
- CCPO/MARI Seminar on September 15, 2014: Caroline Massey introduced the Mid Atlantic Coastal Resilience Institute (MACRI) and discussed the goals of this new partnership. Read more ...
- Leaving the Holocene: At the meeting of the Geological Society Washington (GSW) on September 10, 2014 in the Cosmos Club, Washington D.C., Hans-Peter Plag will speak about leaving the holocene, and the potential surprises humanity might encounter in the Post-Holocene. See the Meeting Flyer ...
- Appraisal Institute Chapter Meeting: At the Chapter Meeting of the Hampton Roads Appraisal Institute (HRAI) on September 9, 2014, Hans-Peter Plag, MARI/ODU, and Skip Styles, Wetlands Watch informed about the challenge of sea level rise for Hampton Roads. See the presentations by Plag (keynote) and Styles (ppt).
- CCPO/MARI Seminar on September 8, 2014: Dr. Hans-Peter Plag spoke about Adaptation Science: Developing a new Scientific Field in Responds to Climate Change. Read more ...
- Ideation for Chesapeake Bay Hackathon: A one-day Ideation session for the Chesapeake Bay Hackathon was held on July 11, 2014, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at ODU. For more detals, see here ...
- Meeting the Challenge - Hampton Roads Sea-Level Rise and Preparedness Action Items at the Federal Level: June 30, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Ted Constant Center, Old Dominion University, Norfolk. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, U.S. Representative Scott Rigell, U.S. Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, U.S. Representative Rob Wittman, Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim, Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, Old Dominion University invite to this regional forum. Read more ...
- Uncertainty and Sea Level Rise — Impact on Land Use in Hampton Roads: Future of Hampton Roads, Inc. and the Urban Land Institute organized jointly with MARI a presentation and panel focusing on sea level rise and the urban coasts. The event took place on June 25, 2014, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. See here for details ...
- TEDx Hampton Roads: Hampton Roads is full of talent, culture, and mixtures of ideas and perspectives. Within the "seven cities" live residents from around the globe, largely due to the transient nature of the connection with the military. To connect these ideas, to create progress in the growth of the area is essential for the seven cities - and tapping into the minds of the creative, innovative and makers, as well as hearing perspectives from the new, and the old will bring a collective voice to what is truly needed in Hampton Roads ... relevant progress.
- Tuk in the Arctic: This year's show of Science Alliance Live is “Tuk in the Arctic” and will be featured on June 5, 2014 at 6:30 PM; June 6, 13, and 20 at 6:30 PM; and June 7, 14, and 21 at 10:30 AM and 3:00 PM.
- Marine Technology Society 'TechSurge': “Technical Support for Coastal Resiliency,” on June 3-4, 2014, ODU's Ted Constant Conference Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
- May 19, 2014, 7:00 PM Civic League Meeting: The speaker will be Larry Atkinson, Professor and Eminent Scholar in the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative in the Ocean, Earth, Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University.
- The Built Environment and Local Sea Level Rise: Anticipating Surprises: May 13, 2014, organized by the Construction Specification Institute, Norfolk; at Clark Nexsen, 6160 Kempsyille Cir., Norfolk. Speaker is Hans-Peter Plag, Director of the Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) and Professor in the Ocean, Earth, Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University.
- Sea of Change: The documentary “Sea of Change” was screened at ODU on April 27, 6:30 PM, ODU Campus, Mills Godwin Building, room 101. After the screening, there was a discussion.
- SLR: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies of Civil/Coastal Engineers for Future Sea Level Rise: April 25, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM, ODU Campus, Eng.&Comp., 1202: “European Union Perspective on Adapting to and Mitigating Sea Level Rise Impacts” by Professor Marcel Stive, Coastal Engineering, Delft Technical University, The Netherlands
- April 22, 2014, 1:30 - 3:30 PM: Floodgate Project: Design of a Movable Gate Structure on the Elizabeth River for Flood Damage Mitigation in Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake; World Trade Center — West Wing, VPA, 6th Floor Board Room, 101 West Main St. Norfolk.
- April 21, 2014, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, 239 Kaufman Hall: Coastal Vulnerability: Masoud Hayatdavoodi: Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Infrastructure to Storm Surge and Waves (bio, abstract)
- Econference 2014: April 8, 2014, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, “8 Continuing Education Hours for a full days attendance at ECOnference,” Holiday Inn Norfolk-Virginia Beach Conference Center.
- 5th Hampton Roads Forum: Fifth Meeting of the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum, March 28, 2014.
- Skip Stiles: “Sea Level Rise, Coastal Risk, and Adaptation Options” on February 27, 2014; 12:20-1:20, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, Perry Library, Conference rooms 1 and 2.
- ODUMUNC Faculty Forum 2014: The Touchy World of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Natural Science, Social Science, Philosphy and Pschology, February 22, 2014, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM, Sheraton Waterside, Norfolk, Virginia, Riverwalk Room.
- Sea Level Rise Webinar: A Sea level Rise webinar took place on February 21, 2014, 12:00 - 1:30 PM.
- ACCESS-EU: Transatlantic Solutions to Sea Level Rise Adaptation: Moving Beyond the Threat; October 30-31, 2013; Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
- Public Health Impacts: Wendy Ring presented on climate change and sea level rise impacts on public health and a panel discussion considered the impacts and options for Hampton Roads, October 25, 2013, at 6:30 PM at Webb Center, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
- 4th Hampton Roads Forum: Fourth Meeting of the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum, October 2, 2013.
- "Thin Ice" Screening: The Office of Intercultural Relations and the CCSLRI jointly organized a public screening of the documentary “Thin Ice”, which communicates the science of climate change. A panel discussion after the screening gave the audience the opportunity to discuss climate change and its implication with experts. September 26, 2013, 6:00 PM at the North Cafe, Webb Center, ODU.
- 3rd Hampton Roads Forum: Third Meeting of the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum, July 10, 2013, Virginia Beach.