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> 2015 Rising Seas Summit to be held in Boston, Massachusetts
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The 2015 Rising Seas Summit will be scheduled to take place during October/November 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Details will be announced shortly!

The 2014 Rising Seas Summit brought together more than 275 professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events in a marquee event Climate Week New York event.

2014 Program Highlights

  • CCOTM training bootcamps on the basics of sea level rise, adaptation planning and disclosing climate risk
  • Meetings, workshops and roundtable discussions with Federal and local government officials leading adaptation planning efforts on behalf of their respective organizations
  • 4 plenary sessions featuring elected officials, Federal agency leaders, recognized thought leaders and scientific experts
  • 6 breakout panel discussions examining best practices on modeling and planning for sea level rise, providing case studies from existing efforts, quantifying the term economic implications of sea level rise, making sound investments, planning for more frequent and significant extreme events
  • Innovative Tools and Planning Methodologies Showcase features presentations from technical experts in the public and private sectors
  • CCO Roundtable networking lunch in which senior officials and experts from across sectors share their experience and wisdom with attendees 

2014 Rising Seas Summit Steering Committee

ACCO would like to thank the steering committee for its support and guidance in developing this year's program agenda:

  • Pinar Balci Director, Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • Margaret Davidson Acting Director, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • John Englander Author, High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis
  • Daniel Kreeger Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Sara Law Manager, Special Projects, CDP
  • Michael Mondshine Vice President, Sustainability & Energy, WSP Group
  • Susanne Torriente Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale