Vertical Land Motion in the Chesapeake Bay Workshop

February 28, 2020

Our venue has changed!

Virginia Air and Space Center Library
600 Settlers Landing Rd, Hampton, VA 23669

Join us for a one day workshop to discuss the latest science on vertical land motion, current monitoring efforts, and anticipated impacts on our coastal ecosystems. This is an opportunity for coastal resilience scientists, managers, planners, and communicators to engage with vertical land motion’s geologic, hydrologic, and geodetic community. Together, we hope to further understand the data, promote better communication around vertical land motion, and address decision-making needs regarding sea-level rise in the Chesapeake Bay. 

Registration is now closed.

All workshop participants are expected to follow the CBSSC Event Code of Conduct, which adopted the same Event Code of Conduct as the Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation.

For those unable to attend in-person, we plan to record the workshop. If you are unable to attend the workshop, we would still greatly value your input on this separate survey (those who registered do not need to complete this similar survey). 


8:00Registration opens
8:30Welcome Address
8:45Vertical Land Motion: Setting the Stage
Topics covered:
·      Accounting for water level variability
·      Sea level rise predictions
·      The geologic processes and human impacts behind vertical land motion
·      Vertical land motion’s impact on ecological monitoring
11:45Vertical Land Motion Measurement Approaches
Topics covered:
·      Comparison of different measurement techniques including extensometers, satellites (inSAR), and GPS
·      Results from an October survey campaign
1:15Vertical Land Motion Management Implications and Relevance to Prediction of Sea Level Rise Rates
Topics covered:
·      Lessons learned from the Harris-Galveston, Texas case study
·      Groundwater and sediment management
·      Effectiveness of restoration strategies

Stay tuned! Speakers are currently being selected and confirmed. Talks and topics are still subject to change.

Stay informed!

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For further questions, contact: 

Taryn Sudol
Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay
Sentinel Site Cooperative
Maryland Sea Grant College Program

This free workshop is made possible through the National Science Foundation’s Coastlines and People grant #ICER-1940218