TBD Contact: Nick Sadrpour, USC Sea Grant. We will be having outreach events coordinated with the roll out of CoSMoS and Our Coast, Our Future for both the Santa Barbara/Ventura area as well as for Orange County. These will happen over the next couple months.
Feb 22, 2017 Time and Location: 1pm at Burton Chase Park, Marina Del Rey, CA Contact: Nick Sadrpour, USC Sea Grant. Workshop for the AdaptLA community to explore new sea level rise science, including CoSMoS, and discuss adaptation strategies for the coast. This workshop will focus on reviewing the final modeling results from the U.S. Geological Survey's Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) and discussing how models can be used in on-the-ground adaptation planning efforts. We will discuss the uses, differences and consistencies among the CoSMoS and the LA regional coastal change modeling conducted by Environmental Science Associates (ESA) and the TerraCosta Consulting Group (TCG). The results from the ESA and TCG projects are now available on the AdaptLA webpage, including the full technical reports and an executive summary. Results were also presented at a webinar on Dec 16, 2016. If you were not able to attend, we recommend visiting the webinar recording before the workshop.
Jan 25-26, 2017 Website: California Climate Change Symposium Presentations about CoSMoS, related research and decision-support tools (including Our Coast, Our Future) were showcased at the 2017 California Climate Change Symposium.
Jan 10, 2017 Hosted by: Resilient Coastlines Project of Greater San Diego and USC Sea Grant Archived Webinar: USC Sea Grant AdaptLA webinar series Researchers with the USGS's Western Geographic Science Center have created the Hazard Exposure Reporting and Analytics (HERA) dynamic web application, which interactively displays community-level estimates of socioeconomic exposure to coastal-flooding hazards in terms of populations, economic assets, land cover, and infrastructure based on the latest CoSMoS results. The web application is designed to help California communities understand both the coastal hazards and potential community impacts associated with climate change.
Nov 17, 2016 Contact: Dani Boudreau, TRNERR. Learn about the basics of recent sea level rise science and how to access and use the results. Explore how San Diego is preparing for sea level rise at the local and regional levels.
November 2016 to January 2017
Contact: Owlized to bring a unique public engagement opportunity to Santa Monica residents -- local OCOF sea level rise inundation projections will be shown through the OWL virtual reality viewer.
More about the project
Mobile OWL link
Visualizations for VR
August 4, 2016
Time and Location: Monte Rio Community Center, Redwood Ballroom For More Information Contact: Lindy Betzhold, NOAA Office for Coastal Management This meeting is to familiarize stakeholders and the public with new CoSMoS sea level rise and storm scenario data available for Sonoma and Mendocino County coasts through the OCOF tool. The project team will be available to answer questions, as well as Sonoma County staff present to discuss next steps in the planning process.
Our Coast, Our Future partnered to host a pre-workshop at the 2014 California Adaptation Forum as part of the project “Lifting the Fog: Understanding Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Change Planning Tools,” featuring representatives from NOAA’s SLR Viewer, Our Coast Our Future, TNC’s Coastal Resilience tool, Climate Central’s Surging Seas, and Cal-Adapt. Intended for planners, managers, consultants, decision-makers, and other users of SLR tools available across the state, this special session consisted of two parts: (1) an interactive tool café with stations for tool exploration with developers, and (2) a panel session for direct interaction between model and tool developers with decision-makers and end-users, including a discussion of communication strategies around SLR decision-support tools.
OCOF staff presented at the 12th annual H2O conference in San Diego May 27 - 29, 2014, during Session 9B "Climate Change Planning and Adaptive Management". Staff presented "Our Coast, Our Future: Planning For Flood Impacts To The San Francisco Bay Area Through Collaboration, Innovation, and Conversation". The program from this conference is available here.
OCOF is partnered with USGS and the California King Tides Initiative to collect king tide photos from specific locations around the Bay Area during the January 29-31 King Tide. The pictures that citizen scientists take will help the OCOF team better understand which areas are most at risk of flooding and future sea level rise. We will compare submitted photos of the high tide against OCOF sea level rise models to see how well these simulations match reality. This is a fun, easy way for the general public to provide important information that will help future sea level rise adaptation planning efforts in the Bay Area. For more details, click here.
SPUR hosted an evening forum on July 9th, 2013 to highlight three projects that help Bay Area communities visualize the impacts of flooding and sea level rise: California King Tides Initiative, Our Coast, Our Future and FEMA.
OCOF Collaboration Lead, Marina Psaros, was an invited panel speaker for the "Engaging Communities" session of the Rising Seas Summit, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June 2013. The panel explored the need to reach multiple types of stakeholders with different kinds of information in order to gain support for sea level rise action.
OCOF staff presented at the 2013 H2O conference in San Diego May 28 - 30 during Session 6C "Climate Change: Coastal Vulnerability". Staff presented The Our Coast, Our Future Decision Support Tool for Climate Change Adaptation, and The Application of the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) in Assessing the Vulnerability of the California Coast to Climate Change. The program from this conference is available here.
Our Coast, Our Future staff were invited to speak at the April 25, 2013 kick-off meeting for FEMA’s coastal analysis for Santa Clara and southern San Mateo Counties, as part of their San Francisco Bay Area Coastal Hazard Study. The workshop agenda and presentations are available here.
Our Coast, Our Future staff have held two North-central California coast online decision support tools training webinars: March 26, and April 23, 2013. The April webinar was hosted through the EBM Tools Network.
Our Coast, Our Future staff presented the OCOF project and announced the release of the beta version of the outer coast decision support tools at this Summit on February 20, 2013 in San Francisco. The goal of the summit was to connect information, resources, and people across disciplines to collaboratively sustain North-central coast and ocean ecosystem health through fostering awareness, promoting action, and advocating climate smart conservation. The Summit Summary Report is available here.
Our Coast, Our Future staff presented the OCOF project as a modeling case study at this workshop on December 19, 2012 in Costa Mesa. Materials, including a summary report, are available here.
Updated: Feb 21, 2017