Resilience and Adaptation Priorities: Implications for Coastal New England

Part Two of the EBC Climate Change Program Series


Foley Hoag LLP

Seaport West - 13th Floor
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2600

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June 9, 2016 7:30AM–11:30AM


While the potential impacts of climate change on the coastlines of New England have been well studied, new research continues to provide valuable information for assessing how we can quantify and respond to those impacts and begin to address uncertainties in extent and timing.

This EBC series of three programs will examine the latest scientific research on sea level rise and the influence of climate change on storms, provide overviews of regional modeling studies, summarize the latest strategies for adaptation planning and provide examples of ongoing adaptation efforts, and provide an insurance industry perspective on approaching risk and uncertainty.

This second program in the series will focus on climate change adaptation planning and implementation in coastal settings. Government, business, NGOs, and the public need to consider the evolving predictions of climate science as they craft plans and allocate resources to adapt to rising seas and intensifying storms. In this program, planning experts and practitioners working in New England will discuss their experience with planning and implementing coastal climate change adaptation measures. The speakers will discuss how they manage uncertainty, remain flexible, and activate stakeholders to help build a resilient future.

Program Co-Chairs

  • Paul Hall, Senior Project Manager, RPS ASA
  • Joseph Famely, Project Manager, Woods Hole Group


  • Carri Hulet, Senior Associate, Consensus Building Institute
  • Paul Kirshen, Professor of Climate Adaptation, School for the Environment, UMass Boston
  • Kelly Knee, Director of Coastal Hazard Services, RPS ASA
  • Julie Knisel, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)

Additional speakers to be announced.

Individual Registration

  • EBC Member: $120*
  • Non-Member: $165*
  • Government/Non-Profit: $50

*After 5:00 p.m. on June 7 and at the door, add $20.

Group Registration

For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!

Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

The first program of the series was held on May 13, 2016: The Science, Modeling and Implications of Sea Level Rise. The third program will take place on July 12, 2016: Insurance Industry Perspective on Risk Related to Climate Change.