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Martha's Vineyard Coastal Conference

June 6, 2016
Harbor View Hotel, Edgartown, Mass.


A Stormy Future?
Robert Thompson, Boston WFO, NWS -Meteorologist-In-Charge

Current Research at Katama/Chappaquiddick

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

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

Changing Habitats
Caitlin Borck, The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR)

Planning for Change Across the Island

Are Marshes Doomed? -Wetlands Elevation Monitoring
JoAnn Taylor, Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC)

Mapping Inundation via Storm Tide Pathways: A New Method
Mark Borrelli and Steve Mague, Center for Coastal Studies (CCS)

Squibnocket Resilience Project
Chuck Hodgkinson, Town of Chilmark

MV Living Shoreline Project
David Grunden, Oak Bluffs Shellfish Constable

Oak Bluffs Coastal Climate Change Adaptation Plan
Andre Martecchini, Kleinfelder

Panel Discussion

Adam Turner, MVC
Brad Washburn, CZM
Chuck Hodgkinson, Town of Chilmark
Martina Thornton, Dukes County Manager

Optional Fieldtrip - June 7, 2016

Over-sand vehicle trip to see and discuss the changes to the Katama barrier beach system and the southern shore of Chappaquiddick.

Meet at Chappy Ferry @ 9:30 am

(1/3 mile from hotel, on Dagget Street)

Planning Committee

Greg Berman, Woods Hole Sea Grant & Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
Steve McKenna, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Hosting Organizations