Date: January 14-15, 2010
Location: Hilton North Raleigh, Raleigh NC
The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources is hosting a Science Forum on Sea Level Rise in North Carolina. The forum will feature distinguished speakers from North Carolina, as well as invited speakers from other states.
The forum will be the vehicle through which the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will release a preliminary report on the current and projected rates of sea level rise in North Carolina. The report will project sea level rise ranges in 25-year intervals through 2100. The CRC, as well as other DENR agencies, can use these metrics as the foundation for policy development and adaptation planning.
Registration for this event is now closed.
Dr. Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist for Global Change Research, U.S. Geological Survey and co-lead author of the IPCC 3rd and 4th Assessment Reports (Nobel Prize winner)
Ted Devens, Project Planning Engineer in the Project Development and Environmental Analysis Branch, North Carolina Department of Transportation.
John Dorman, Program Director for the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program, Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. Assistant Director, NC Division of Emergency Management
Robert Emory, Chairman of the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission
Dee Freeman, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Jim Gregson, Director, North Carolina Division of Coastal Management.
Dr. Gordon Hamilton, Research Associate Professor at the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine.
Bill Holman, Director of State Policy at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University.
Dr. Benjamin Horton, Assistant Professor of Earth & Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania.
David Knight, Assistant Secretary for Natural Resources, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Tancred Miller, Coastal Policy Analyst at the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management.
Dr. Margery Overton, Professor of Civil Engineering, Water Resources/Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University.
Dr. Charles Peterson, Distinguished Professor, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Stanley Riggs, Distinguished Research Professor and Distinguished Professor of Geology, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, East Carolina University.
Dr. Linda Rimer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Liaison to North and South Carolina.
Robin Smith, Assistant Secretary for the Environment, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Overnight accommodations may be available at the following hotels:
Hilton North Raleigh (meeting venue): 1-800-HILTONS
Government rate rooms ($65.90 plus tax) may be available for eligible guests.