‘Strengthening the Jersey Shore’ Symposium March 29

March 2nd, 2016

New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s Dr. Michael Schwebel will present at the coastal resiliency symposium “Strengthening the Jersey Shore” on March 29. The symposium is co-organized by the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council and Mott MacDonald. It will be hosted by New Jersey Natural Gas at their headquarters in Wall, N.J.

Schwebel is the Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation Specialist for the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute. At the symposium, he will discuss his work helping shore area towns become better prepared for major coastal storms, sea level rise and other impacts of climate change. The workshop will also include another member of the NJSGC staff, Dr. Amy Williams. Williams is a post-doctoral associate at Stevens Institute of Technology.  Dr. Williams will contribute to a panel discussion entitled “How does Winter Storm Jonas serve as a reminder to increase coastal resiliency?”

Additional presentations will cover topics including the COP21 climate change summit, adaptation initiatives in the U.S., sea level rise in New Jersey, and preparing for economic and infrastructure disruptions.

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at New Jersey Natural Gas, 1415 Wyckoff Road. Find additional details and registration information here.