Workshops & Trainings from AdaptLA and the Southern California Coastal Impacts Project

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June 27, 2017
Regional AdaptLA Workshop: Communicating CoSMoS and Climate Resilience in Ventura and Santa Barbara

Final coastal hazard modeling results from the Coastal Storm Modeling System 3.0 (CoSMoS) prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey are now available for Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The workshop also included a half-day training developed by Climate Access focused on overcoming challenges in communicating about sea level rise science and adaptation.  Recap, resources, and materials.


February 22, 2017
Regional AdaptLA Workshop: Final CoSMoS results for Los Angeles County

Final coastal hazard modeling results from the Coastal Storm Modeling System 3.0 (CoSMoS) prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey are now available. The model downscales to regional and local levels how future conditions will affect the California coast, displaying potential hazards from coastal storm flooding, shoreline change, and cliff retreat. This information allows communities to identify both current and projected vulnerabilities to a suite of coastal storms, in combination with sea level rise. Recap, resources, & materials



June 2, 2016
Regional AdaptLA Workshop: Preliminary Coastal Hazard Modeling Results

USC Sea Grant and the City of Santa Monica hosted a workshop on June 2, 2016 to review preliminary coastal hazard modeling results from Environmental Science Associates (ESA) and TerraCosta Consulting Group (TCG). These models complement initial Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) results presented by U.S. Geological Survey in October 2015 (here) and together, provide the current best available science for communities to use in adaptation planning efforts. Recap, Resources & Materials

October 21, 2015
Regional AdaptLA Workshop: Initial Coastal Storm Modeling Results

Dr. Patrick Barnard, project leader at USGS, presented the initial CoSMoS 3.0 model results for a severe, 100-year storm combined with four scenarios of sea level rise.  The release of these initial results marks a much anticipated milestone in a multi-year process to bring this state-of-the-art modeling to the region.  Recap, Resources & Materials 


April 21, 2015 
Regional AdaptLA Workshop: Social Vulnerability and Community Strengths Training

This workshop was hosted by the Los Angeles Emergency Management Department. The training, conducted by Dr. Susanne Moser and Dr. Julia Ekstrom, explored key dimensions of social vulnerability and how to use social vulnerability assessments in emergency management, climate preparedness, and adaptation planning.  Recap, Resources & Materials


April 14, 2015
Santa Barbara - Ventura Sea Level Rise & Coastal Impacts Planning Workshop

This workshop was hosted by the City of Carpinteria’s City Council Chamber. The workshop provided a venue to network and discuss best practices and challenges in planning. Information was provided on sea level rise models and tools, conducting vulnerability assessments, adaptive management planning, and legal challenges and opportunities. Recap, Resources & Materials


February 23, 2015
Orange County Regional Sea Level Rise & Coastal Impacts Workshop

The University of California, Irvine, Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering hosted this workshop. This workshop provided information on sea level rise models and planning tools, training on vulnerability assessments and adaptive management planning, and provided a venue to discuss opportunities for collaboration in the region. Recap, Resources & Materials



November 13, 2014
Regional AdaptLA Vulnerability Assessment Training Workshop

This workshop was held at the South Bay Cities Council of Government Environmental Services Center in Torrance. The ability to build and maintain partnerships was a main goal of the workshop. The workshop is part of a multi-year project provide planning guidance, build regional capacity, and link the best available scientific tools with local governments as they plan for the impacts of sea level rise. Recap, Resources & Materials


October 30, 2014
San Diego Sea Level Rise & Coastal Impacts Workshop

Attendees had the opportunity to learn about sea level rise models and tools, hear about how other municipalities across the country are undertaking an "adaptive" and more flexible approach to adaptation to ensure new scientific information is integrated into planning, and discuss policy guidance and potential adaptation solutions with representatives from the Coastal Commission. 
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