The University of Maine's Climate Change Institute and associated partners have unique expertise and research tools of considerable value in developing Climate Adaptation and Sustainability (CLAS) plans for Maine communities.
CLAS planning can also serve as a model for other national and international communities. Expertise and tools will be introduced, shared and expanded through a conference focused on building a Web-based framework and a Google Earth-based platform for Maine community CLAS planning.
Presenter: Susan J. Hunter, President, University of Maine
Rational for Meeting
Presenter: Paul A. Mayewski, Professor/Director, Climate Change Institute; Distinguished Maine Professor, School of Earth and Climate Sciences; School of Marine Sciences; School of Policy and International Affairs, University of Maine
Maine's Climate Future 2014: Our Physical and Chemical Climate, Ecosystems and Vulnerability
Presenter: Ivan J. Fernandez, Professor of Soil Science; Distinguished Maine Professor, School of Forest Resources, Climate Change Institute, and School of Food and Agriculture, University of Maine
Tools to Assess Vulnerability, Adaptation and Sustainability
Presenter: Sean D. Birkel, Research Assistant Professor, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine
Monitoring, Assessing and Implementing Change at Your Scale of Interest
Presenter: Esperanza J. Stancioff, Climate Change Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Adaptation and Sustainability Incentives (Maine based)
Presenter: Caroline L. Noblet, Assistant Professor School of Economics and Sustainability Solutions Initiative, University of Maine
Adaptation and Sustainability Scenario Planning
Presenter: John F. Mahon, John M. Murphy Chair of International Business Policy and Strategy and Professor of Management, Maine Business School, University of Maine
Adaptation and Sustainability Plausible Scenario Workshops
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AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Maine CLAS afternoon breakout sessions will consist of workshops specifically related to the geographical areas represented in the Maine Climate Divisions map below (Northern Maine, Southern Interior Maine, and Coastal Maine).
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