Sea Level Rise: Practical Tools and Community Implementation

What can coastal, estuarine, and tidal river communities do to address sea level rise and storm surge?

Friday December 9, 9:30am-12pm** @ The Island Institute, Rockland

[**This event has already happened. Scroll to the bottom for a video recording, presentation files, and contact info for presenters]

Impact of Sea Level Rise on Damariscotta Maine

Click on the maps for full-sized versions. Courtesy of Natural Resources Council of Maine.

Join the discussion to learn what you and your community can be doing now to address the imminent challenges faced by a rising ocean level and increased storm and tidal surge. No matter the stage of planning, from zero to advanced, there will be relevant content and tools presented to help move Maine forward on this pressing concern.

Program:

  • Moderator: Nick Battista, Marine Programs Director of the Island Institute

Contact information for the presenters can be found on the final slide of their presentations

Resources:

  • Peter slovinsky and Jon Edgerton present on sea level rise tools for coastal Maine communitiesMaine Floodplain Management Program Website – MFMP works with individuals, communities and professionals to reduce the risk of flooding in Maine. Learn about programs and find contact information for key people.
  • Maine’s Climate Change Adaptation Toolkit –  a centralized source to go to for the information you might need for designing and implementing resiliency practices, as well as information on important regulations and standards to integrate into your project or planning process, and opportunities to connect with state and other engaged practitioners for technical expertise.
  • Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection Sustainability Office – The Sustainability Division is organizationally located within the Department’s Bureau of Land Resources, where Division staff oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated approach to the environmental stewardship and management of resources which we utilize in our daily lives.

In collaboration with and hosted by the Island Institute.Island Institute Logo