COASTAL SOLUTIONS WORKSHOP
Modeling, Prediction, and Sensor Networks
for Coastal Flooding in the US East Coast
In recent years, a growing number of projects are focusing on the design and implementation of integrated observing and modeling systems through sustained, active partnership with coastal communities facing more frequent and severe flooding. In an effort to coordinate and accelerate these parallel research efforts, and their translation into tangible solutions for community stakeholders, this workshop will provide a forum to identify synergies, best practices, and opportunities for greater collaboration amongst these researchers.
Compile and characterize the set of ongoing projects that actively engage stakeholders at the city, county, and/or state level to co-design and deploy observing and modeling frameworks for coastal flooding along the US east coast.
Review and synthesize stakeholder needs to help identify a set of core services that are shared across regions while recognizing the unique characteristics and associated needs of individual communities
Identify the highest priority (cross-cutting) short-term (6mos-1yr) and long-term (3-5yrs) research tasks that support the creation of core services that meet stakeholder needs.
Draft the terms of reference for a national task force for Coastal Solutions for Climate Adaptation & Resilience to provide a platform for ongoing collaboration, coordination, and synthesis activities.
“Developing an integrated coastal research community focused on transforming knowledge into solution actions for climate adaptation and resilience”
Co-Sponsored and Organized by
DATES, FORMAT, and VENUE
July 2020, Virtual Meeting
four sessions over four morning blocks
final dates and virtual links to be released soon
RDML Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret., NOAA
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Deputy NOAA Administrator
AGENDA & SESSIONS
SESSION #1: Landscape of Efforts in Coastal Flooding Monitoring & Prediction
Regional teams covering the NERACOOS, MARACOOS & SECOORA geographic regions will work ahead for the workshop to compile and characterize the set of ongoing projects that actively engage stakeholders at the city, county, and/or state level to co-design and deploy observing and modeling frameworks for coastal flooding along the US east coast. Information to be included:
Reports on Existing Tools for Local Stakeholders
Review of Modeling, Prediction, and Observing Networks
OUTCOME #1: A landscape summary/synthesis paper on the Towards Integrated Solutions for Coastal Flooding Monitoring & Prediction in the US East Coast for BAMS
SESSION #2: Core Services and Solution Needs for Stakeholders
Plenary talks and discussion to identify priority core services to address stakeholders' needs that are shared across regions. Examples of topics to discuss are:
data visualization portal and apps
analyses & planning tools
network or community activities
OUTCOME #2: A synthesis living e-report on Transferring Knowledge into Action for Coastal Stakeholders to inform local stakeholders and coastal research communities.
SESSION #3: Meeting the Science and Technology Needs for Solutions
Cross-teams breakout group discussions on identifying the next steps for delivering core services:
Co-Designing Coastal Observing Networks for Coastal Communities
Coastal Earth System Models for Analyses and Prediction