2017 Workshop

Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice Meeting

April 24-26, 2017

Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown

Charleston, SC


View the final workshop report here.

Monday, April 24

1:00-1:30 Registration
1:30-2:15 Welcome and Introductions

2:15-2:30 Overview of the Southeast & Caribbean Climate Community of Practice
Who we are and what we’re all about

2:30-3:30 4th National Climate Assessment Discussion
Relevance for the Southeast and how stakeholders can help to shape the Sustained
Assessment Process
  • David Reidmiller, Director, National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change
    Research Program- Fourth National Climate Assessment
  • Jessica Whitehead, North Carolina Sea Grant and Federal Advisory Committee
    for Sustained Assessment Process
3:30-3:50 Break
3:50-4:50 CCoP Lightning Rounds- Lightning Rounds Discussion Questions
Networking opportunities to share climate adaptation activities in the region
  • Blaik Keppler, ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve and South
    Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Madeleine Russell, University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea

4:50-5:00 Day 1 Wrap Up
5:30-7:30 Reception at Hilton Garden Inn

Tuesday, April 25

8:00-8:30 Coffee and Breakfast
8:30-9:15 Extreme Events in the Face of a Changing Climate
Experts will share information and resources developed to help improve understanding of the potential for future extreme events in the region

9:15-10:15 Hurricane Matthew: Impacts and Recovery throughout the Region- Hurricane Matthew Session Questions
Small groups will discuss impacts of the storm to their region and the successes and challenges of recovery
  • Holly Abeels, University of Florida IFAS Extension
  • Emily Timte, National Weather Service Charleston- Hurricane Matthew Review

10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Bridging Climate Resilience and Disaster Planning
A discussion about how disaster recovery and response can help to inform longer term planning and increase resilience to future events

12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00-2:30 Public Information and Communications during Extreme Events
Hear lessons learned from communications challenges during Hurricane Matthew and best practices to implement during future events

2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-5:00 Field Trip Opportunities

Wednesday, April 26

8:00-8:30 Coffee and Breakfast
8:30-9:40 Successful Resilience Partnerships
Examples of other resilience partnerships that engage a variety of organizations, agencies, and businesses in collaborative resilience projects

9:40-9:55 Break
9:55-11:15 Making the CCoP Work for You- Project Ideas and Funding Brainstorming
Brainstorming session on regional projects and funding opportunities

  • Blaik Keppler, ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve and South
    Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  • Kerry Guiseppe, Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments

11:15-12:00 Keynote speakers

  • Jason Hurdich, Certified Deaf Interpreter & Shonna Magee, S.C. Association of the Deaf  (sign language interpreters for SC Gov. Nikki Haley during Hurricane Matthew) – Emergency Services in the Deaf Community

12:00-12:15 Meeting Wrap up