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Sea Level Rise Events for Spring 2019

Scene of beach with toppled "ghost" tree
Sea level rise is one of the most significant effects of climate change, posing an impending threat to the southeastern United States. The Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (SE CASC) is dedicated to sharing the most relevant scientific findings and increasing public awareness of this issue. This semester, The SE CASC together with numerous other departments and colleges, will be sponsoring a range of seminars, lectures, and events related to sea level rise. This webpage will be updated frequently with updates and additions to the schedule.
This series of collaborative events is partially funded through a lightning rod grant from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, titled, Rising Seas, Storms, and Rural Communities: The Politics, History and Place of Recovery and Resilience in the Coastal Plain.

Global Change Seminar Series:

The SE CASC Global Change Fellows have organized a Global Change Seminar Series that deal with themes associated with Sea Level Rise. Each of the three forums will be focused on a different aspect sea level rise and by the end of the series, participants should gain a more comprehensive understanding of the science behind sea level rise, its impacts, and adaptation strategies to reduce overall risk.

  • February 7, 2019 – Current State of Sea Level Rise in North Carolina
  • March 28, 2019 – Human Impacts of Sea Level Rise and RISING NC Exhibit Grand Opening & Reception
  • April 18, 2019 – Adaptation Options for Sea Level Rise
    • 3:30 – 4:30 pm
    • 101 David Clark Labs

Additional Related Events:

  • March 29, 2019 – Buchdahl Lecture on Science, Technology & Human Values
    • A Just Anthropocene? Water, Climate, Community, and Resilience, Nancy Langston, Distinguished Professor of Environmental History, Michigan Technological University, 5:00 pm, Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library ~ reception following lecture
  • April 18, 2019 – Workshop on Disaster Research at NCSU: Insights from Hurricane Florence and other Events
    • This workshop will highlight the research that NC State affiliates have conducted related to Hurricane Florence and other events and identify opportunities to leverage rapid-response research to advance long-term and large-scale research, education, and engagement initiatives. The event will take place from 2:45 – 6:00 pm at Duke Energy Hall in Hunt Library. RSVP here by April 15.


RISING NC Exhibit:

Rising NC logo

RISING is a collection of artistic and oral history accounts that present how the North Carolina coastal region has changed over time. This traveling exhibition displays these generational stories throughout the state to help all North Carolinians better adapt for a more resilient future. We are thrilled to be partnering with the African American Cultural Center during the presentation of the RISING NC Exhibit. Learn more about the AACC here. Learn more about RISING NC and the artistic and scientific team behind the exhibit: