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GCRL Science Café: Changing Flood Risk in Coastal Mississippi – "Why, What's Next, and What Can We Do?"

Flooding is changing in coastal Mississippi, becoming more intense and frequent. Coastal residents are no strangers to hazards including flooding. Please join us for a hybrid GCRL virtual and in-person Science Café presented by Dr. Renee Collini, PLACE Program Coordinator, and Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist with Mississippi State University and Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, and Florida Sea Grant, to learn about the changes that have already been seen in rainfall patterns and rising seas, the impacts they have already had and are likely to have moving forward, and most importantly what residents and local governments can do to stay ahead of these changes. The session will be interactive with lots of opportunities to ask questions and get hands-on locally specific flood risk information.

Renee has a dual appointment as a Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist with Mississippi State University and Sea Grant. Focused on sea-level rise, Renee facilitates the flow of information between researchers and decision-makers to improve science application. The lead of the Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea-Level Rise, she integrates a multi-state network of stakeholders, researchers, NGOs, and state and federal agencies to build tools, programs, and projects to address gaps in sea-level rise by observing research, and decision-making in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The Science Café can also be viewed on the MEC Facebook page.

Special thank you to the sponsor of the Science Café, MS-AL Sea Grant, and to USM’s Marine Education Center for technical support.

Dial-In Information

Passcode: 01216885

Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Caylor Auditorium, Room 104
703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs, MS 39564