OCOF is partnering with USGS and the California King Tides Initiative to collect king tide photos from specific locations around the Bay Area during the January 29-31 King Tide. The pictures that citizen scientists take will help the OCOF team better understand which areas are most at risk of flooding and future sea level rise. We will compare submitted photos of the high tide against OCOF sea level rise models to see how well these simulations match reality. This is a fun, easy way for the general public to provide important information that will help future sea level rise adaptation planning efforts in the Bay Area. For more details, click here.
SPUR hosted an evening forum on July 9th to highlight three projects that help Bay Area communities visualize the impacts of flooding and sea level rise: California King Tides Initiative, Our Coast, Our Future and FEMA.
OCOF Collaboration Lead, Marina Psaros, was an invited panel speaker for the "Engaging Communities" session of the Rising Seas Summit, held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in June 2013. The panel explored the need to reach multiple types of stakeholders with different kinds of information in order to gain support for sea level rise action.
OCOF staff presented at the 2013 H2O conference in San Diego May 28 - 30 during Session 6C "Climate Change: Coastal Vulnerability". Staff presented The Our Coast, Our Future Decision Support Tool for Climate Change Adaptation, and The Application of the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) in Assessing the Vulnerability of the California Coast to Climate Change. The program from this conference is available here.
Our Coast, Our Future staff were invited to speak at the April 25, 2013 kick-off meeting for FEMA’s coastal analysis for Santa Clara and southern San Mateo Counties, as part of their San Francisco Bay Area Coastal Hazard Study. The workshop agenda and presentations are available here.
Our Coast, Our Future staff have held two North-central California coast online decision support tools training webinars: March 26, and April 23, 2013.
The April webinar was hosted through the EBM Tools Network. To listen, the recording is available here.
Our Coast, Our Future staff presented the OCOF project and announced the release of the beta version of the outer coast decision support tools at this Summit on February 20, 2013 in San Francisco. The goal of the summit was to connect information, resources, and people across disciplines to collaboratively sustain North-central coast and ocean ecosystem health through fostering awareness, promoting action, and advocating climate smart conservation. The Summit Summary Report is available here.
Our Coast, Our Future staff presented the OCOF project as a modeling case study at this workshop on December 19, 2012 in Costa Mesa. Materials, including a summary report, are available here.
Updated: February 11, 2013