Dr. Ian Miller of WA Sea Grant presents an informative and interactive presentation of the climate-driven sea level rise in the Puget Sound.
Dwellers on Washington’s seismically active, highly exposed shores face a daunting range of natural and human-induced hazards. Some are continual and inexorable, such as climate-driven sea level rise. Some are commonplace phenomena, such as winter storms, seasonal flooding, and bluff erosion. And some are rare but cataclysmic events: major earthquakes and tsunamis.
WA Sea Grant was recently awarded $1.59 million to boost Puget Sound habitat. Dr. Miller’s sea level rise vulnerability studies are included in the funding.
A skilled science communicator and media spokesperson as well as a trained scientist, Dr. Ian Miller is Washington Sea Grant’s coastal hazards specialist, working out of Peninsula College in Port Angeles. Ian works with coastal communities and public agencies in Washington State to strengthen their ability to plan for and manage coastal hazards, including tsunamis, chronic erosion, coastal flooding and other hazards associated with climate change.
Registration is required. Held at Camano Island Public Library and sponsored by Stanwood Library.
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