2019 Workshop

Southeast and Caribbean Climate Community of Practice Workshop

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

Workshop Registration is Now Open! Book Your Room Here.

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
2016 Workshop attendees learn about sea level rise impacts and adaptation on Tybee Island, GA

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

  • Kirstin Dow, University of South Carolina and CISA
  • William Gould, USDA Caribbean Climate Hub
  • Doug Marcy, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

3:30 – 3:45     Break

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

  • Scott Cave, Atlantic Business Continuity Services
  • Rick DeVoe, SC Sea Grant Consortium
  • Karen MacClune, ISET International / Zurich Insurance
  • Amanda Martin, Southeast Disaster Recovery Partnership
  • Barry Ryan, NC Rural Center

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

  • Terry Lebo, Wilmington, NC National Weather Service Forecast Office
  • Rob Armstrong, City of Lumberton, NC
  • Ben Carswell, The Jekyll Island Authority, GA
  • Adam Emrick, City of Conway, SC
  • Shelly Kruger, Monroe County, FL Sea Grant and UF IFAS

10:00 – 10:30   Break

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

  • Holly White, Town of Nags Head, NC
  • Jessica Whitehead, NC Sea Grant

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch

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

  • Michelle Cechowski, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Tom Cisco, Volusia County, FL
  • Andrea Correll, Town of Swansboro, NC
  • Nicole Elko, Elko Coastal Consulting
  • Aaron Pope, City of Folly Beach, SC

2:30 – 5:00       Field Trip: US North Carolina Battleship, 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, Moffat and Nichol

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
8:30 – 9:30      Collaboration for Climate Resilience: Lightening Talks to Learn about Ongoing Work in the Region

  • Sarah Spiegler, NC Sentinel Sites Cooperative
  • Jason Glazener, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Addie Thornton, Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability
  • Tancred Miller, NC Department of Environmental Quality, Division of Coastal Management

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