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Martha's Vineyard Coastal Conference

Norton Point, Katama Bay, Wasque, Chappaquiddick

Attempting to Understand One of the Most Dynamic Coastal Systems in Massachusetts

June 20, 2013
Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, Mass.




Migrating Tidal Inlets: Lessons learned at Chatham
Graham Giese, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS)

Current Research in the Area

Storms, Tides, and Shifting Sands near Katama Inlet
Britt Raubenheimer and Steve Elgar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

Dynamic Shoals
Peter Traykovski and Rocky Geyer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Changing Shoreline

Wasque – Now You See It; Now You Don’t
Bob Gilkes and Chris Seidel, Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC)

Erosion at Different Timescales
David Foster, Harvard Forest, Harvard University

Impacts to Coastal Resources

Change in Currents
Charlie Blair, Edgartown Harbormaster

Change to Shellfish Resources: A historic perspective
Paul Bagnall, Edgartown Shellfish Constable

Change in Shorebird Habitats:
TBD, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR)

Management Case Studies

Managed Retreat of a Home from an Eroding Shoreline
W. Sterling Wall, Coastal Geologist; Peter Rosen, Geo/Plan Associates; George Sourati, Sourati Engineering Group

Dealing with Change
Chris Kennedy, The Trustees of Reservations

Panel Discussion


Planning Committee

Greg Berman, Woods Hole Sea Grant & Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Steve McKenna, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Hosting Organizations