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Just announced:
Renowned Climate Scientist
Michael Mann to Speak at the
2015 Rising Seas Summit


Recent Announcements:

> Four CCO Training Bootcamps Announced
> Early Bird Registration Deadline is July 31
> 2015 Rising Seas Summit moved to Boston on Nov. 3-5
> 2015 Sponsorship Prospectus Published
> Materials from the 2014 Rising Seas Summit Published

2015 Planning Partners:

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

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 

Rising Seas Summit Steering Committee

The 2015 steering committee has been announced:

  • Frank Ayotte Regional Leader, Conveyance and CSO, Hazen and Sawyer
  • Pinar Balci Director, Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
  • John Bolduc Environmental Planner, Cambridge Community Development Department
  • Dennis Carlberg Sustainability Director, Boston University
  • John Englander Author, High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis
  • Ira Feldman President & Senior Counsel, Greentrack Strategies
  • Joan Fitzgerald Director, Law, Policy and Society Program, Northeastern University
  • Tim Grandia Program Director, Sea Level Rise, Climate Central
  • Lara Hansen Chief Scientist and Executive Director, EcoAdapt
  • Anthony Janetos Director and Professor of Earth and Environment, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University
  • Archie Kasnet Vice President, Sustainability, Altenex LLC
  • Daniel Kreeger Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Robbin Peach Program Manager of Resiliency, MassPort
  • Cammy Peterson Clean Energy Manager, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Bud Ris Senior Advisor, Barr Foundation and Boston Green Ribbon Commission
  • Carl Spector Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston
  • Erika Spanger-Siegfried Senior Analyst, Climate and Energy Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Ed Thomas President, National Hazard Mitigation Association
  • Ray Toll Navy NOAA Liaison, Old Dominion University
  • Susanne Torriente Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Catherine Williams Senior Director for Marketing and Communications, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center