The Future of Gulf Coast Resilience – What Data and Partnerships are Still Needed

May 19, 2021 1:00 pm — 2:15 pm


Over the course of the Gulf Resilience Webinars ELI has put together, we have presented a lot of information on how to advance resilience in the Gulf, including the benefits of wetlands and green infrastructure, incorporation of projected levels of flooding into planning and related tools, municipal obligations, and the South Atlantic Coastal Study. Our upcoming webinar will focus on the data and partnerships that are still needed to further advance resilience. Specifically, the webinar will cover information about the Coastal Coupling Community of Practice, compound flooding, and what data should be developed to supplement the data that’s already available. We will also discuss the role of partnerships in the successful implementation of resilience projects, the types of partnerships that have worked in the past, and what lessons can be learned to build and improve partnerships in the future. The webinar will then focus on incorporating resilience strategies into plans – the next step that should be taken with regard to the available data. We will explain the importance of this step and offer concrete examples of where and how such information is already incorporated. Please join us for these informative presentations and a discussion with the panelists.

AGENDA (all times Central)
1:00 - 1:10 PM

Amy Reed and Sofia O’Connor, Environmental Law Institute

1:10 - 1:20 PM

Coastal Coupling Community of Practice: What Data is Still Needed
Dr. Cayla Dean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1:20 - 1:35 PM

The Role of Partnerships in Resilience Projects
Mikaela Heming, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Mississippi State University

1:35 - 1:45 PM

Incorporation of Resilience Strategies into Plans 
Dr. Tracie Sempier, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and University of Southern Mississippi

1:45 - 2:15 PM