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*RESCHEDULED* Third Thursday Web Forum: Developing regional GIS-based coastal resilience assessments

This web forum was rescheduled from January due to the government shutdown. "Developing regional GIS-based coastal resilience assessments” with J. Greg Dobson, Director of Geospatial Technology at the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) As sea levels rise and coastal storm events occur with increased intensity and frequency, many coastal communities—both human and natural—have become more [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

4th National Climate Assessment – key messages for the Southeast

The 4th National Climate Assessment has been released by the Global Change Research Program. I’m including a summary of the key messages for the Southeast Region and some links below. Key messages for the Southeast: Southeastern cities are highly vulnerable to heat, flooding, and vector-borne disease (think mosquitoes borne diseases). In rural communities, more frequent [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on 4th National Climate Assessment – key messages for the Southeast

Learn how others in the South Atlantic are adapting to climate change using the new Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)!

If you’re looking for information on how to adapt to climate change, check out the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE). CAKE is a knowledge sharing platform featuring high-quality climate change adaptation case studies, tools, and resources spanning all phases of the adaptation process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and monitoring). Drawing from the feedback of their [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Member Blog|Comments Off on Learn how others in the South Atlantic are adapting to climate change using the new Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)!

Webinar: Communicating about risk – it’s more than just information

The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST on Communicating About Risks - It's More than Just Information. Click here to learn more and register! Wondering why people don't respond the way you want them to when it comes to information about flooding, climate change, and other risks? Communicating about [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Weathering the storm: Impacts of extremes on South Carolina’s natural and built environment

The SC State Climatology Office, in collaboration with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA) and SC Water Resources Center, is conducting a series of three one-day educational workshops in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, SC. The workshops are titled, "Weathering the Storm: Impacts of Extremes on South Carolina's Natural and Built Environment" and will provide information relevant to stakeholders [...]

By |December 12th, 2017|0 Comments

An integrated ecosystem model for the entire South Atlantic region

Wouldn't it be great if we could predict how our actions would impact all the ecosystems of the South Atlantic? How does forest management impact water quantity, quality, and aquatic species? How do oyster reefs affect marine fish? How about economic incentives and different types of land protection---how do actions on a specific parcel impact freshwater and [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on An integrated ecosystem model for the entire South Atlantic region

Resilience planning workshop for water utilities

Attend a free, interactive training workshop to help water sector utilities: Learn how environmental conditions and extreme weather events (e.g. flooding and drought) in the Southeastern United States could impact drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities; Explore strategies for enhancing utility resilience to these events and reducing long-term risk to water infrastructure and resources; Help [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Sea-level rise impacts in Atlanta: New national predictions of SLR migrants

One of the more interesting, and hard to predict, impacts of sea-level rise is how people are going to respond to it. Sure, there will continue to be local actions like living shorelines, hardening, and elevating buildings, but people are also very mobile. How many people might leave coastal areas entirely and where might they go? [...]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Blueprint Staff Blog, Featured|Comments Off on Sea-level rise impacts in Atlanta: New national predictions of SLR migrants

2017 National Adaptation Forum

The National Adaptation Forum gathers the adaptation community to foster knowledge exchange, innovation and mutual support for a better tomorrow. You are invited to join the convening of adaptation practitioners from around the country focused on moving beyond adaptation awareness and planning to adaptation action. What: The 3rd National Adaptation Forum When: May 9-11, 2017 [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|0 Comments

First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs): USDA Forest Service climate change education

The Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center hosts First Friday All Climate Change Talks (FFACCTs), monthly information sharing forums featuring presentations about research activities focused on climate change impacts to eastern forest ecosystems. Scientists from the USDA Forest Service Northern and Southern Research Stations participate in the 1 1/2 hour web-based meeting on the first [...]

By |May 5th, 2017|0 Comments