Fall 2018

Understanding and Using Sea Level Rise Projections for Washington State

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Edmonds Center for the Arts,

410 4th Ave N, Edmonds, WA 98020



8:30 AM          Registration

9:00 AM          Introduction and welcome               Nicole Faghin, Washington Sea Grant (WSG)

9:05 AM          Background on Washington Coastal Resilience Project                  Paul Dye, WSG

9:15 AM          Examples of how you might be using sea level rise                                              

9:30 AM          Explanation of sea level rise projections                                       Ian Miller, WSG

10:30 AM        BREAK

10:45 AM        Additional new sea level rise products and applications

·       Details of How to Choose – Nicole Faghin, WSG 

·       Considerations on sea level rise and restoration – Crystal Raymond, Climate Impacts Group (CIG) and Tish Conway-Cranos, WDFW

·       Overview of mapping issues - Ian Miller, WSG

 11:15   AM      BREAKOUT SESSION #1:  Deeper Dive into additional sea level rise issues

·       How to Choose Projections –Nicole Faghin, WSG and Heidi Roop, CIG

·       Mapping sea level rise projections– Shaun O’Neil, King County

·       Sea level rise and restoration considerations – Crystal Raymond, CIG, Jay Krienitz, WDFW and Tish Conway-Cranos, WDFW

·       Understanding the sea level rise projections -  Digging Deeper – Ian Miller, WSG

 12:15 PM         LUNCH - on your own

 1:15 PM           Case Study Panel Presentation                                                                Facilitator

·       Port of Tacoma sea level rise assessment: Eric Hanson, Northwest Seaport Alliance

·       Tacoma Ruston Way Visioning Project: Andrew Austin, Metro Parks Tacoma

·       WSDOT 167 Restoration and Road Design:   Simon Page, WSDOT

·      Tacoma’s Owen Beach Project: Clayton Beaudoin, Site Workshop

 2:15 PM           BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Small Group Discussions on Case Studies                         

             ·   Asset Management – Port of Tacoma

·       Subarea Planning – Metro Parks Tacoma Ruston Way

·       Habitat and Road Design – WSDOT 167

·       Site Planning – Site Workshop and Metro Parks Tacoma Owen Beach

3:00 PM           What’s on the Horizon

What about waves and predicting coastal change impacts of storms? Use of Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) - Eric Grossman, USGS

3:30 PM           ADJOURN