A compilation of the latest news in coastal planning, climate change and sea-level rise in Florida composed by Florida Sea Grant’s coastal planning specialist Thomas Ruppert.
The first workshop, “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments” will take place Friday, September 23, 2016 at the offices of the Northeast Florida Regional Council in Jacksonville.
This fellowship is designed to provide a post-graduate who majored in environmental science or policy with the opportunity of hands-on experience in state government.
Jason Evans, a Florida Sea Grant researcher, is finding ways for local governments in several cities, including Satellite Beach, to best adapt to sea-level rise. Part of Evans’ research is mapping how vulnerable public facilities such as stormwater drainage systems, fire stations and wastewater treatment plants are to rising seas.
The second workshop in the series “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments” will take place Thursday, November, 2016 at the UF/IFAS Extension office in Brevard County.
The project develops new tools that encourage communities to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.
The symposium increases capacity of coastal communities and leaders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of their working waterfronts.
Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS Extension invite you to register for this premier 3.5-day intensive workshop on ArcGIS 10.3, a powerful tool for managing natural resources.
The free program will take place Friday, November 6 at 3:35 p.m. in the Environmental Science building, room NES 323 at the University of South Florida. The public is invited to attend.
Robert Lloyd is trying to solve a problem for Florida boaters, and he knows he’s in it for the long term. “I’ve been warned to not expect anything to happen quickly,” he said with a laugh. Lloyd is a fourth-generation Floridian, an avid boater and fisherman, and a homeowner along Spruce Creek, one of Florida’s…