Editor: Michelle Covi.
Contributions should be sent to mcovi at odu.edu. Preferred format is plain text or word document files with figure provided as separate files in a standard graphical format (jpg, gif, tiff, png, ...). Newsletter contributions should be concise reports on events, publications, developments, or recent findings of relevance to the CCSLR. Submissions will be published online after review by the editor. A printed version of the newsletter will be produced twice a year. The next printed version is planned to be produced in June 2014 (Spring 2014).
CURRENT ISSUE — SPRING 2014
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- Rising to the Challenge: Conference on Sea Level Rise
On June 30, 2014, Old Dominion University hosted a meeting organized by U. S. Senator Tim Kaine along with U. S. Representatives Scott Rigell, Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, and Rob Whitman along with Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim and Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms.
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- Climate Change Science at ODU
No matter what you call it there are many researchers at ODU doing research that includes consideration of the earth’s climate, how it is changing and the effects of those changes. Read more ...
- Looking Back at Events in Spring 2014
During the period from January to June 2014, a number of events related to CCSLRI and the new Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute, which was announced at the Tech Surge event, took place. Read the summary ...
- MTS-organized TechSurge at ODU set the stage for a national Pilot Project in Hampton Roads
The 3-4 June 2014 “TechSurge” at ODU sponsored by the Marine Technology Society grew into a signature event that has advanced Hampton Roads' collaboration on sea level rise mitigation. Read more ...
- Undergraduates Spend Summer Researching Climate Change with REU Program at ODU
This summer, the Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences Department (OEAS) at ODU is hosting nine undergraduate students as part of the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Read more ...
- Sea Level Rise “Whole of Government” Pilot Project
The Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute is partnering with Hampton Roads-based federal, state and local governments, the Planning District Commission, and industry on a two-year mitigation and adaptation pilot project. This project will be developed using a “whole of government” approach to tackling the complex inter-governmental challenges of preparing for the impact of climate change and sea level rise. Read more ...
- Fifth Meeting of the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum
The fifth meeting of the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/ Flooding Adaptation forum took place on March 28, 2014. Over 70 people attended the meeting at ODU's Ted Constant Convocation Center. Read more ...
- CCSLRI leads annual ODU workshop for teachers
On Saturday 22 February 2014, ODU's annual United Nations simulation conference featured a workshop on climate change and sea level rise. The event for high school teachers presented major challenges for economic, geographic and social adjustment and American policy-making. Titled “The Touchy World of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: Natural Science, Social Science, Philosophy and Psychology,” ... Read more ...