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Climate Ready Coast -- Southern Maine Project Workshop and Coastal Resilience Training

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00am – 12:00pm Save to Calendar

Please join us for the first workshop of the Climate Ready Coast - Southern Maine project, to develop Maine’s first regional coastal resilience plan for the state’s 10 southernmost communities, from Kittery to Scarborough

Reservations

Required

Location

Online

Please join us for the first workshop of the Climate Ready Coast - Southern Maine project - a two-year regional initiative to develop Maine’s first regional coastal resilience plan for the state’s 10 southernmost communities, from Kittery to Scarborough. Project Working Group members and interested stakeholders are invited to participate and learn about the regional project, as well as resources from Maine and NOAA’s Digital Coast program that can support coastal resilience planning. Working Group members will have the opportunity to share input on the project tasks, including the upcoming regional vulnerability assessment and stakeholder engagement efforts.

Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Know about the Climate Ready Coast - Southern Maine project goal, objectives, activities, and timeline as well as future opportunities to engage with the project 
  • Familiarize themselves with Digital Coast as a suite of resources on relevant coastal topics, including sea level rise, shoreline change, marsh migration, land conservation, habitat data, and coastal resilience
  • Understand sea level rise planning horizons for the region and Maine and where to find more information
  • Know who the Maine and NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management contacts are for additional technical assistance 

Agenda

  • Overview of the Climate Ready Coast - Southern Maine project, Abbie Sherwin, Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission 
  • Introduction to the Digital Coast. Jamie Carter, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
  • Coastal Risk Resources
    • Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper, Jamie Carter, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Maine Sea Level Rise Viewer and Maine’s Beach Change Mapper, Peter Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey
    • Maine Natural Areas Program, Jeremy Gabrielson, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
    • Coastal Risk Explorer, Jeremy Bell, The Nature Conservancy
    • Maine Tidal Restriction Atlas, Jacob Aman, Wells Reserve
  • Moving Forward -- How Communities Address Impacts
    • Dani Boudreau, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Peter Slovinsky, Maine Geological Survey
    • Abbie Sherwin, Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission
  • Discussion -- Shaping the Climate Ready Coast Project
    • Abbie Sherwin, Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission

Contact

Annie Cox, Coastal Training Program Coordinator (acoxATwellsnerr.org)

Workshop Planning Team

  • NOAA Office for Coastal Management
  • Southern Maine Planning and Development Commission
  • Wells Reserve 

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