2016 Ocean Climate Summit


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8:30    Registration and Coffee


9:00    Welcome

            Maria Brown, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary


9:05    Opening Remarks

John Armor, Acting Director, NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries


9:20    On-the-Ground Climate-Smart Conservation

Moderator: Debra Schlafmann, California Landscape Conservation Cooperative


Climate-Smart Conservation: Nature-based solutions for a healthy future: Ellie Cohen, Point Blue Conservation Science


Funding Climate-Smart Conservation: Abe Doherty, Ocean Protection Council


Getting to Climate-Smart: project design, implementation, partnerships and policy integration: Lara Hansen, EcoAdapt


Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary climate adaptation: Sara Hutto, GFNMS


10:15  Discussion


10:30  Adaptation Café 1: Strategies to advance climate-smart conservation

In preparation for the development of the GFNMS Climate Action Plan, attendees will provide input at “strategy stations” on a selection of adaptation strategies for implementation.


11:10  Monitoring the Pulse of the Ocean

            Moderator: Benét Duncan, Ocean Science Trust


Climate-driven changes to ocean water properties: John Largier., U.C. Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory


Sea level rise, storms, waves, and shoreline change: Patrick Barnard, U.S. Geological Survey


Biological response to recent changes in climate: Bill Sydeman, Farallon Institute


Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies (ACCESS): Long-term monitoring to inform ocean climate indicators: Meredith Elliott, Point Blue Conservation Science


Implications of climate change for fisheries: The human dimensions: Carrie Pomeroy, California Sea Grant Extension, UCSD; Institute of Marine Sciences, UCSC


12:15  Discussion


12:30  Lunch and Youth Climate Education Café


1:30    Thinking Globally and Planning Locally for Sea Level Rise

Moderator: Amy Hutzel, State Coastal Conservancy


Update to the General Plan Guidelines, implementation of recent climate adaptation legislation and improved resources on climate adaptation: Michael McCormick, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research


Sea Change San Mateo County: Hilary Papendick, County of San Mateo, Office of Sustainability


Leaning into adaptation: the challenges ahead: Jack Liebster, County of Marin, Community Development Agency


Ocean Beach Master Plan: Ben Grant, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)


2:25    Discussion


2:40    Adaptation Café 2: Strategies to advance the use of living shorelines

In preparation for the development of the GFNMS Climate Action Plan, attendees will provide input at “strategy stations” on a selection of adaptation strategies for implementation.


3:30    Climate-Smart from Watershed to Sea

Moderator: Andy Gunther, Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium


Quantifying coastal fog for management actions: Alicia Torregrosa, U.S. Geological Survey


SAGE-Engineering with Nature: Using natural systems and processes for climate change adaptation: Marriah Abellera, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Todd Bridges, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


North End of Bolinas Lagoon wetlands enhancement and sea level rise adaptation, Veronica Pearson, Marin County Parks


NOAA's Habitat Blueprint and the Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative: Managing Our Natural and Water Resources from “Sea to Summit to Sea,” an example from the Russian River Habitat Focus Area: Natalie Cosentino-Manning, NOAA Fisheries Restoration Center


4:25    Discussion


4:40    Closing Remarks

            Maria Brown, Superintendent, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary


5:00    Poster Reception

            Hors d’oeuvres provided with no host bar.


6:30    Event Ends