U.S. Rep. John Carney visited the University of Delawareâs Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes to talk about the Universityâs ongoing coastal resiliency research and outreach in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and administered programs as part of a weeklong climate change tour of Delaware.
Jim Falk and Ed Lewandowski of Delaware Sea Grant presented aspects of coastal resilience as it relates to community economies, highlighting work to assist communities prepare for climate change while maintaining environmental, cultural and economic stability.
Kevin Brinson, Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS), and John Callahan, Delaware Geological Survey (DGS), reviewed general sea-level rise projections for Delaware and data from flooding events. They demonstrated tools like the Coastal Flood Monitoring System and DEOS, which integrate real time data with mapping technology to help visualize weather events and flooding.
Matt Oliver and Mark Moline of CEOEâs School of Marine Science and Policy provided a global perspective on the immediate impacts of climate change.
Commenting on UDâs research program, Carney said, âIâm very impressed to see the work theyâre doing here so we can better understand how to protect Delawareâs coasts. Thereâs no doubt with the impending effects of climate change, coastal resiliency will play a major part in Delawareâs efforts to protect our communities.â
Coverage of Carneyâs Climate Change Week is available on his website.
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