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Agenda: Resiliency of the Great Lakes to Climate and Storm Events

May 22nd

12:00     Registration

1:00       Welcome, Cornelius Murphy, President, SUNY-ESF

1:15       Outline of the Process, Greg Boyer, Director – Great Lakes Research Consortium

1:30       Plenary Session

  • Tim Killeen, President, SUNY-Research Foundation
    “NYS 2100 Commission and the Role of SUNY in Setting the Agenda”
  • Art DeGaetano, Director, Northeast Regional Climate Center, Cornell University
    “Climaid and predicting NYS’s Climate Future”
  • Kathy Bunting-Howarth, Assoc. Director, New York Sea Grant
    “Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy”     

3:15       Break

3:40       Session 1: Where are we Today

  • Individual discussions by discipline in the broad categories of Air, Land, Water and People. Our goals are to identify what we know about resiliency to climate change in the Great Lakes and what the key issues are.

5:20       Session 2: Poster Session & Reception. (Additional ad-hoc small group discussions)

  • Each registrant is encouraged to bring a poster describing their area of expertise or activities.  This qualifies them for free registration.  An informational CD with key reference documents will be provided to each participant.

7:30       Adjourn

May 23rd

8:00       Continental Breakfast; Additional poster viewing.

8:30       Session 3: Review Day 1 Breakouts Results

9:30       Session 4: Identify Areas of Overlap

  • This session will focus on identifying areas of overlap between the disciplines, and identifying what information is missing that can be provided by other disciplines.

10:15     Break

10:30     Session 5: Next Steps - Setting the research agenda

  • During this session participants will be asked to prioritize what information is needed, identify what other partners (including agencies) might be doing, and begin discussing specific recommendations that can be made regarding the development of a research agenda.

12:45     Final assignments

1:00       Adjourn

For questions or further information contact the GLRC at glrc@esf.edu.