2019 Workshop

Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice Workshop

View the final workshop report here.

Monday, April 1 through Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Check out the Registration List to see who attended.

The CCoP workshop is approved for professional development hours as follows:

  • The workshop is approved for 12 hours of continuing education credits for certified floodplain managers. Be sure to bring your CFM certification number to register for credits.
  • Professional development hours are also available for GA, NC, and SC licensed engineers and land surveyors
  • We are also working to have the workshop approved for licensed planners. More information will be provided as soon as possible.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the latest science of how climate change is and will impact the Southeast and Caribbean region, through findings in the NCA4 Southeast and Caribbean chapters
  • Discuss lessons learned and best practices in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from extreme events, including Hurricane Florence, Maria, Irma, Matthew
  • Discuss opportunities for incorporating climate adaptation strategies into medium and long term planning
  • Explore communications strategies for engaging community members about extreme events
  • Discuss opportunities for partnerships and collaborations across the region to increase climate resilience
Capt Terry Bragg_Photo by Geno Olmi
2019 Workshop Attendees toured the US Battleship North Carolina to learn about their “Living with Water” sea level rise campaign

Workshop Agenda

Monday, April 1, 2019
1:00 – 1:30     Registration Check-In

1:30 – 2:15     Welcome and Introductions

2:15 – 2:30     Overview of the Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice

  • Amanda Farris, CISA
  • Geno Olmi, NOAA Southeast & Caribbean Regional Team

2:30 – 3:30     Fourth National Climate Assessment: Southeast and Caribbean Chapters

3:30 – 3:45     Break

3:45 – 5:00    Public/Private Partnerships in Disaster Recovery and Resilience

5:30 – 7:00     Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
8:00 – 8:30 Registration Check-In

8:30 – 10:00     Impacts of Recent Extreme Events and Local Community Response

10:00 – 10:30   Break

10:30 – 12:00  Local Government Adaptation: Connecting Communities to Research,  Resources, and Funding

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch

1:00 – 2:30       Integrating Climate Resilience into Long-Term Planning

2:30 – 5:00        US Battleship North Carolina Tour to learn about their Living with Water Sea Level Rise Adaptation Campaign

  • Capt. Terry Bragg, NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Carolyn Currin, NOAA National Ocean Service Beaufort Lab
  • Jenny Davis, NOAA National Ocean Service Beaufort Lab
  • Dawn York, Moffatt and Nichol
  • Ryan Smith, Moffatt and Nichol

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
8:30 – 9:30      Collaborations for Climate Resilience: Ongoing Work in the Region

9:30 – 9:45    Break

9:45 – 11:00 Visioning for the Future: What Does Climate Adaptation Look Like in Practice?

  • Sarah Watson, CISA & SC Sea Grant Consortium

11:00 – 11:45  Closing Keynote, Assisting Coastal Communities with Riverine Flooding

  • Barbara Doll, Water Protection and Restoration Specialist, NC Sea Grant
  • Learn more about Barbara’s work here.

11:45 – 12:00  Final Reflections / Workshop Wrap-Up