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Private-public investment to ensure the future of a seaside community and blue economy village

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ResilientWoodsHole Phase 2
Public Symposium Registration

Marine Biological Lab Clapp Auditorium,
7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA
Nov 18, 2021 6:30PM - 8:30PM EST

About this event

An in-depth discussion of how the ResilientWoodsHole initiative is planning to ensure the future of our vibrant seaside community. Woods Hole is a productive blue economy and residential village facing major climate impacts—including sea-level rise and coastal storms. Learn how Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Biological Laboratory, and NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center have partnered with the Town of Falmouth and local stakeholders to develop a comprehensive phased strategy for Woods Hole village that integrates resilient design concepts and community visioning.

Event Timeline

6:30 - 6:35 PM

Introductory Remarks

  1. Nipam Patel, Director, Marine Biological Laboratory
    Event MC, Leslie-Ann McGee, ResilientWoodsHole Initiative Manager (WHOI)

6:40 – 7:15 PM

Climate Science Contributions: What are our very own Woods Hole Scientists doing?

  1. Carol Anne Clayson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
    Jerry Melillo, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)
    Paula Fratantoni, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

7:15 - 7:30 PM

Intermission

7:30 - 8:00 PM

Planning and Resiliency Support for Communities: What is happening locally, regionally and state-wide?

  1. Charlie McCaffrey, Former Chair, Falmouth Coastal Resiliency Action Committee
    Amy Lowell, Wastewater Superintendent, Falmouth
    Kristy Senatori, Cape Cod Commission
    Patricia Bowie, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management

8:00 – 8:30 PM

ResilientWoodsHole: What is it? What do we know? Where are we going?

  1. Joe Famely, Woods Hole Group
    Rob Munier, VP Marine Operations and Facilities, WHOI
    Paul Speer, Chief Operations Officer, MBL
    Nicole Cabana, Dep. Director, NOAA NEFSC

8:30 PM

Adjourn