This one-day workshop focused on how port authorities can prepare to adapt to the effects of climate change. Speakers addressed the federal, state and local perspective on adapting port facilities - including dredging projects and channel maintenance, as well as surface transportation projects - to changes such as sea level rise and increased weather events. Other representatives discussed some of the information available to port authorities, such as planning guides and data analysis, and the European perspective on climate change adaptation.
01/27/2011 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dana Blume, Environmental Affairs Manager, Port of Houston Authority, Chairman, AAPA Harbors, Navigation and Environment Committee
01/27/2011 What the Science Shows Us about How Sea Level Rise and Weather Events Will Affect Ports
Richard Edwing, Director, NOAA/NOS/Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
01/27/2011 Assessing the Need for Adaptation: The Port of Los Angeles RAND Corporation Study