Nantucket Coastal Conference

June 26, 2019
Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket, Mass.

 

Keynote

Puerto Ricans Invented Resilience
Ruperto Chaparro Serrano, Director, Puerto Rico Sea Grant Program

Coastal Risks and Vulnerability

Metocean Data Analysis and Numerical Model Simulations
Daniel Stapleton, Senior Principal, GZA

Responding to Coastal Change
Tom O’Shea, Director of Coast and Natural Resources, The Trustees

Assessing the Island’s Coastal Resilience Through a Conservation Lens
Sara Bois, PhD, Director of Research and Education, Linda Loring Nature Foundation

Coastal Stability: Marshes and Banks

Progressive Bioengineering: The Latest Developments in Non-Structural Alternatives for Shoreline Stabilization
Seth Wilkinson, Restoration Ecologist, President, Wilkinson Ecological Design, Inc.

Protecting Key Coastal Buffers from Erosion and Over-Sedimentation
Dr. Jennifer Karberg, Research Program Supervisor, Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Shellfish

Ocean Acidification in the Massachusetts Coastal Zone
Jennie Rheuban, Research Coordinator, Woods Hole Sea Grant

Shellfish Restoration on Nantucket
Tara Anne Riley, Shellfish Biologist, Town of Nantucket

Preliminary Investigations into Quantifying Scallop Enhancement: The Costs and Benefits of Noninvasive Methods
Yvonne Vaillancourt, Director, Nantucket Field Station, School for the Environment, UMass, Boston

Nantucket Planning and Resilience

Highlights of a MVP on Nantucket
Chuck Larson, Manager of Strategic Projects, Town of Nantucket

Nantucket’s 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Holly Backus, Land Use Specialist, Town of Nantucket

Status of Nantucket Resiliency Planning
Noah Slovin, Environmental Planner, Milone & MacBroom, Inc.

What’s Next for Nantucket?
Jeff Carlson, Natural Resources Director, Town of Nantucket

Agenda

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Sponsoring Organizations

Planning Committee

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

Steve McKenna, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management

Shannon Jarbeau, Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension

Chuck Larson, Manager of Strategic Projects, Town of Nantucket

Holly Backus, Land Use Specialist, Town of Nantucket

Jeff Carlson, Natural Resources Director, Town of Nantucket