The 4th annual Maine - N.H. Climate Adaptation Network Exchange was held at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine on Nov. 2, 2016. Maine’s network is called CCAP, Climate Change Adaptation Providers and NH’s is CAW, Coastal Adaptation Workgroup.
The exchange attracted 33 participants this year – about two-thirds from Maine and one-third from N.H. Staff from Maine Sea Grant and N.H. Sea Grant led the planning effort and hosted the event, which is an example of regional collaboration for Sea Grant's Resilient Communities and Economies focus area.
The objectives of this year’s gathering for participants were to:
- Learn about climate adaptation projects going on in neighboring states, especially projects with some degree of maturity and transferability.
- Meet and interact with colleagues working to advance climate adaptation in (our own) and a neighboring state.
- Identify ways to improve how our networks function and survive.
- Learn what Portland is doing (and not doing) regarding adaptation and sustainability and to visit a related site in the city.
- Troubleshoot challenges and celebrate successes with climate adaptation implementation in northern New England.
Climate Change Adaptation
CCAP/CAW 4th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introductions
10:10—10:25 Nathan Robbins, Maine DEP
Maine Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Work Group
10:25—10:40 Nathalie Morison, N.H. DES Coastal Program
NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission
CCAP/CAW Project Initiatives (each talk 10 min, 5 min Q &A)
10:40—10:55 Portsmouth’s CRI and Historic Resources Vulnerability Assessment
Peter Britz, Environmental Planner, Portsmouth N.H.
10:55—11:10 Vulnerability Index Based on SOVI and the Built Environment
Eileen Johnson, Professor, Bowdoin College, Maine
11:10—11:25 Shoreline Inventory, Dune Restoration and Beach Profiling
Kirsten Howard, Resiliency Specialist, N.H. DES Coastal Program
11:25—11:40 Living Shorelines
Peter Slovinsky, Maine Geologic Survey
11:40—11:55 Roads, Bridges and Culverts Vulnerable to SLR and Storm Surge in Maine
Sam Merrill, GEI Consultants
11:55—12:10 Tides to Storms 2 Technical Assistance
Julie LaBranche, Senior Planner, Rockingham Planning Commission, N.H.
12:50 –1:20 Small group discussions (selected from a list of topics, or of interest to group)
1:20—1:40 City of Portland Bayside Case Study and other adaptation initiatives
Bill Needelman, City of Portland Waterfront Coordinator, Economic Dev Dept.
1:40—1:50 Q & A, discussion
1:50—2:05 Portland and the intersection of mitigation and adaptation
Troy Moon, City of Portland Sustainability Coordinator
2:05—2:15 Q & A, discussion
2:15—3:00 Site visits along the waterfront, Bill Needelman
For more information about this event, please contact Julia Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.862.6706.