Officials to Discuss Coastal Changes

 

“Staying Afloat: Adapting Waterfront Businesses to Rising Seas and Extreme Storms” is the theme of both a special free public lecture on December 9 and the all-day Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium on December 10.

Both these events take place at Salve Regina University in Newport.

DECEMBER 9

Lisa Konicki of the Westerly Chamber of Commerce will discuss how businesses in Westerly responded to Superstorm Sandy, and URI Emeritus Professor Malcolm Spaulding will discuss STORMTOOLS, a suite of coastal planning tools that allows users to select particular coastal locations and view high-resolution images related to projected storm surges, sea-level rise, and coastal changes in Rhode Island.

DECEMBER 10

This one-day conference will focus on minimizing impacts to waterfront business, and the shores where they are situated, in the face of increasing threats from extreme storms and rising seas.

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