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Vertical Land Motion in the Chesapeake Bay Workshop

February 28, 2020

Old Dominion University Peninsula Center
Thomas Nelson Community College
600 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666

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. 

Register for the workshop here

The registration consists of a pre-survey and sign-up information. Since space is limited, we will first review your registration application and then invite you to the workshop as a way to ensure good representation of different geographies and perspectives. 

Please complete registration by January 31. We will notify you of your registration status by the first week of February.

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.

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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