December 2015 Events Roundup

Important Southeast & Caribbean Climate CoP Dates!

SAVE THE DATE! 13-15 April, 2016: Building Adaptive Capacity in the Southeast & Caribbean through a Climate Community of Practice: SEC CCoP Member Workshop, Tybee Island, GA

December 2015 Events 

1 December, 2 PM EST: Online Workshop – From Aristotle to South Park: The ABT Framework as a New Tool for Science Communication. Learn more

3 December, 2 PM EST: Enhancing the Resilience of Riparian/Wetland Ecosystems in Light of Climate Change. From the Restoration Workshop Series hosted by NOAA and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn more

8 December, 3 PM EST: Webinar – How to Prioritize Key Areas for Conservation Efforts in a Changing Climate: A Look at “Climate Refugia.” Learn more

10 December, 4 PM EST: ASK US workshop hosted by the Sea Grant Climate Network – Change over Time: Investigate Changes in Hurricanes. To watch the live broadcast use this link. To join the session as a participant, contact Bonnie Murray at

14-18 December: AGU Fall Meeting Climate Literacy Sessions, “Global Change: Science Literacy, Societal Impacts, and Response Strategies”. Learn more

16 December, 3 PM EST: Webinar – Seven Best Practices for Risk Communication. Learn more

Items of Interest 

The Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment, evaluating the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and urbanization on four Gulf Coast ecosystems and their species, has been released.

States at Risk, an analysis by Climate Central, released an interactive map of how well each state has prepared for various problems related to climate change; of particular interest is the “Coastal Flooding” map.

The Northwest Climate Science Center posts a monthly digest about emerging information in climate science, upcoming events, and training opportunities.  Learn more

Are you or do you know a graduate student interested in making a difference in climate science through teaching and training? Learn more

The EPA hosts a podcast series on climate and energy, with topics ranging from clean energy jobs to working with local governments. Learn more

Upcoming Events

20-21 January: Florida Reef Resilience Program’s 10-Year Anniversary Symposium. Hollywood, FL. Learn more 

 9-11 February: 2016 Social Coast Forum: Social Science for Coastal Decision-Making. Charleston, South Carolina. Learn more

4-6 April: Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference. Baltimore, MD. Learn more

13-15 April: Building Adaptive Capacity in the Southeast and Caribbean through a Climate Community of Practice: SEC CCoP Member Workshop, Tybee Island, GA. More information coming soon!

18-22 April: 6th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER). Coral Springs, FL. Learn more

18-22 July: Mangroves and Macrobenthos Meeting. St. Augustine, FL. Learn more

Is there anything you’d like us to share?

E-mail Amanda Brennan at if there is a news item or event you would like to share with fellow SEC CCoP members in future editions of the monthly roundup.


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