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  • Coastal Solutions Workshop | July 23, 2020

    Event Title: Coastal Solutions Workshop: Modeling, Prediction, and Sensor Networks for Coastal Flooding in the US East Coast

    Date: July 23. 2020

    Host Organization: Ocean Visions

    FIU Speaker (s): Jayantha Obeysekera

    Information: In recent years, a growing number of projects are focusing on the design and implementation of integrated observing and modeling systems through sustained, active partnership with coastal communities facing more frequent and severe flooding. In an effort to coordinate and accelerate these parallel research efforts, and their translation into tangible solutions for community stakeholders, this workshop will provide a forum to identify synergies, best practices, and opportunities for greater collaboration amongst these researchers. 

    Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera of the FIU Institute of Environment's Sea Level Solutions Center will be presenting in the first session of the workshop. His talk is entitled "Climate Science Support to Stakeholders" and below is a summary of his project.

    Southeast Florida is already experiencing effects of rising sea levels, and in general, climate change. Environmental shocks and stresses have been predicted to increase both in terms of magnitude and frequency, and the resiliency programs in the region desire how evolving science should be used in planning of adaptation strategies. The Sea Level Solutions Center in the Institute of Environment at Florida International University has been assisting local and regional governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the general public to translate science for making planning decisions. Key research topics at the center include but are not limited to the prediction of flooding, understanding land-ocean interaction, smart and connected monitoring, regional water management, sea level rise projections, and understanding cascading impacts of hazards, and economic assessment. Citizen science is a major component of our project. The center is assisting the Florida Building Commission and the Florida Department of Transportation by conducting modeling to recommend how the planning and design guidance should be altered to address rising sea levels and changing rainfall. The center is also active in Everglades Research.

    You can view a video of his presentation or find out more information about this event.

  • Virtual Conversation: World Oceans Day 2020 | June 8, 2020

    Event Title: Virtual Conversation: World Oceans Day 2020

    Date: June 8, 2020

    Host Organization: U.S. Consulate General Perth, in partnership with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution

    FIU Speaker (s): James Fourqurean

    Information: The U.S. and Australia collaborate in many areas, including researching our oceans. The U.S. Consulate Perth celebrated World Oceans Day 2020 with a virtual event featuring Edith Cowan University (ECU)'s Oscar Serrano (speaking from Shark Bay, Western Australia) & Florida International University's James Fourqurean (Miami, Florida). They shared insights on blue carbon research, including U.S.-Australia collaboration to estimate the levels in Australia with a particular focus on seagrass. They also had great advice for young researchers.

    View the webinar recording to watch the whole event or find out about the key takeaways from the event in this CASE News article

  • Future of Coral: Climate Change and Coral Reefs in the U.S. and Okinawa | June 4, 2020

    Event Title: Future of Coral: Climate Change and Coral Reefs in the U.S. and Okinawa

    Date: June 4, 2020

    Host Organization: OIST Foundation

    FIU Speaker (s): Jose Eirin-Lopez

    Information: An OIST Foundation webinar about cutting-edge research in the U.S. and Japan on the impact of climate change on coral reefs. This webinar is part of the U.S.-Japan Science Synergy Series supported by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission. Featuring: Dr. Timothy Ravasi, Professor of Marine Science, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) & Dr. Jose M. Eirin-Lopez, Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University (Miami, Florida).

    View the webinar recording to watch the whole event or find out about the key takeaways from the event in this CASE News article