Upcoming Conferences

Foresight from the COVID-19 Pandemic (FCP)
06-01-2022 - 12-31-2022

Introduction COVID-19 has taught the world, once again, the painful lesson that the lack of preparedness for infectious disease pandemics is a tragic ...    


Agricultural Biosurveillance, Biosecurity, and Biodefense (ABBB)
06-01-2022 - 12-31-2022

Introduction: The vulnerabilities of the U.S. food and agricultural systems to natural and intentional attack and alteration have long been recognize...    


GPHEF - Production and Exportation
08-15-2022 - 08-19-2022

Introduction: The often-dramatic advancements in science and technology that have characterized the outset of the 21st century are now important tools...    


GPHEF - Importation and Innovation
09-26-2022 - 09-30-2022

Introduction: The often-dramatic advancements in science and technology that have characterized the outset of the 21st century are now important tools...    


Adapting to Climate Change on the Coast: Changing Values, Behavior, and Policies

Coasts are experiencing the effects of climate change at the same time that coastal populations are growing.  Even if we reduce carbon emissions, we will have to make some adaptations to the effects of climate change.  Climate models, geological studies, and measures of sea levels show that waters are rising faster along coastlines in the northeastern United States than along other coastlines.  The northeast can become a global leader in coastal adaptation by reducing harms from storm surge, wind, and flooding, while protecting vulnerable people and affirming local values for coastal living.  Industry, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and social groups all need to act.  Priorities should be to reduce development along hazardous shorelines and to use adaptive building practices throughout coastal watersheds.  This paper was prepared for the ICCAP conference The Shore’s Future: Living with Storms & Sea Level Rise, Nov. 20-21, 2015.