Friday, April 5, 2013

Attention all county and town planners, 
managers, and engineers...

NOAA and Monmouth County Cool Cities Partnership are hosting:

Climate Adaptation Training for
Coastal Communities

Monmouth University April 23-25, 2013
400 Cedar Ave. W. Long Branch, NJ 07764
McGill Hall – Rooms 107-109
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

To register: Email your name, town, position in that town and your phone number and email address to:   

This interactive three-day training course provides individuals with a climate adaptation toolkit to identify and address planning priorities in the contest of community priorities. Course modules are taught by NOAA’S Coastal Services Center training staff and local partners. CEU credits available.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
ü  Recognize the changes and variability in climate and climate’s influence on coastal communities,
ü  Understand key elements to consider for a vulnerability assessment,
ü  Evaluate the strengths and weakness of adaptation strategies through various methods, and
ü  Identify opportunities to leverage a range of governance mechanisms to integrate adaptation strategies into their existing efforts.

For more information please contact:
Maria Savoia
Monmouth County Cool Cities Partnership

Gwen Shaughnessy
NOAA coastal Services Center

Additional useful tools:  to map and visusalize sea level change, FEMA zones, and Sandy storm surge in NJ. This online assessment process is a tool to assist communities to reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness by linking planning, mitigation, and adaption.  This tool identifies how through preparedness your community can gain valuable points through FEMA's Community Rating System and Sustainable Jersey. 

1 comment:

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