Rising Sea Levels in Boston
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
BOMA Boston, One Center Plaza, Mezzanine Suite, Boston
Registration: 11:45am | Program: 12:00pm-1:00pm
As the impacts of climate change increase, we can expect coastal flooding events to become more frequent and more severe. Superstorm Sandy highlighted the growing relevance of climate change and is drawing attention to the importance of taking steps today to be prepared for the likely events of tomorrow.
This presentation will provide an overview of the science of climate change and sea level rise, and our projections of the impacts of sea level rise in Boston through the end of the century. Additionally, based on a new study for The Boston Harbor Association, site-specific case studies will be presented as examples of how to assess vulnerability and increase resilience to coastal flooding over time.
Speaker: Chris Watson, M. Sc., Research Assistant, UMass Boston, Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences
Chris' current research activities include global climate change, sea level rise and the modeling of coastal flooding. He has co-authored several publications related to coastal flooding and is also a private GIS consultant.
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