Webinar Recording: Storm Science | Understanding the New Normal

Posted 2024-01-30

On January 30, Island Institute hosted a webinar with Susie Arnold, Ph.D., Co-chair, Science and Technical Subcommittee, Maine Climate Council; Director of Center for Climate and Community, Island Institute, Hannah Baranes, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Gabe McPhail, Founder, Resilient Communities, L3C, and moderated by Jennifer Seavey, Chief Programs Officer, Island Institute.

Listen in and hear directly from a panel of expert scientists to learn:

  • How severe were the January storms?
  • What is sea level rise, and how did it influence the January storms?
  • How did each element of the storm – sea level rise, tides, storm surge, waves, and freshwater – affect flooding?
  • How are climate impacts changing the frequency and intensity of storms?
  • What tools are available to help communities with short-term and long-term planning?
  • How can communities assess and address vulnerabilities? What factors impact social vulnerability?
  • And more!

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