Sunday, June 26
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
- Jon E. Zufelt, P.E., Ph.D., U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
- Steven F. Daly, P.E.., Ph.D., U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
- Orson P. Smith, P.E., Ph.D., University of Alaska Anchorage, School of Engineering
This short course provides an overview of ice engineering principles and practices useful to engineers working in the coastal zone, with a view toward impacts of ice on existing coastal works and ice-related coastal disasters. Ice formation and classification are reviewed, followed by an introduction to ice effects, ice forces and methods to design for the presence of ice. Much of the information of the short course is excerpted from courses of the University of Alaska Anchorage Arctic Engineering graduate program, including CE A603 Arctic Engineering, CE A682 Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering and CE A683 Ice Engineering. The three presenters are instructors of these courses.
NOAA Coastal Inundation Mapping Short Course: A Comprehensive and Interactive Approach to Mapping Sea Level Rise Using GIS
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Matthew Pendleton (IMSG), NOAA Coastal Services Center
- Billy Brooks (IMSG), NOAA Coastal Services Center
- Doug Marcy, NOAA Coastal Services Center
This short course is designed to provide the attendee with a wide range of current and relevant information on coastal inundation with an emphasis on techniques for mapping sea level rise using a GIS. The course is a combination of lectures and live demonstrations focused on multiple coastal inundation topics including the resources available for products and data, enhanced spatial methodologies used to delineate flood areas in a coastal environment, visualization techniques, and more. This workshop is designed for certified floodplain managers, state, county and municipal officials and planners, and those with current GIS skills that are interested in learning more about mapping coastal inundation. The short course scheduled topics are listed below.
- Introduction to Coastal Inundation
- Obtaining and Preparing Elevation Data
- Preparing Water Levels
- Mapping Inundation / NOAA SLR Product Demo & Discussion
The information and techniques in the short course are based on NOAA’s two day hands-on Coastal Inundation Mapping course. For more detailed information about the short course or the full training please contact Matt Pendleton at Matt.Pendleton@noaa.gov.
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Lorraine McFadden, Ph.D., Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University
- Frank Thomalla, Ph.D., Department of Human Georgraphy, McQuarie University
“Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavours ... Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations." -Albert Einstein
This short course will explore fundamental issues for coastal management from the perspectives of the social sciences. It will have a strong focus on case-studies and will cover a series of important themes including:
- A critical look at integration: the holy grail of environmental management. What are some of the general principles, challenges and the context for integrated management?
- A specific review of Integrated Coastal Zone Management: the definition of ICZM and an introduction to how social processes are the critical bottom line of integrated coastal management.
- Exploring social processes through practical case-study examples: the relevance and application of social concepts and processes to improving the sustainability of coastal management. Themes will include for example the social articulation of risk, adaptive capacity, social justice and social learning.
- Identifying lessons for managing human responses to key stressors on coastal environments: climate change, development and tsunami/extreme wave events as examples. Case-studies will be used to explore key drivers of coastal change and highlight social science perspectives on building more effective management responses.
- Governance processes of ICZM: what are the opportunities, constraints and implementation challenges inherent within integrated coastal management and are there examples of how these are being addressed?