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Special Ocean Encounters Virtual Event: Hurricanes: The Future of Coastal Cities

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The next WHOI Ocean Encounters virtual series will be held on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. This event is titled Hurricanes: The Future of Coastal Cities. Featured speakers are: Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ocean Collectiv & Urban Ocean Lab and Jeff Donnelly, WHOI. Coastal cities lie at the intersection of many issues—ocean and climate, ecosystems and human infrastructure, and a rapidly growing population on a constantly changing landscape between land and sea. Our safety, economic security, and cultural growth depend on us learning how to live more wisely in this complex landscape. Sea-level rise and other fundamental changes are already reshaping coastal cities around the globe. Whether this evolution is incremental or, in the case of hurricanes, present dramatic and often wholesale change, we will need multidisciplinary, collaborative solutions, that focus on supporting communities through uncertain times. Speakers: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist, founder of Ocean Collectiv and Urban Ocean Lab and Dr. Jeff Donnelly, WHOI senior scientist and marine geologist. Ocean Encounters is hosted by Véronique LaCapra. This event will also be broadcast live on WHOI’s YouTube Channel. Follow our channel and get notified when the event starts.  Register now for the Zoom Webinar.


September 23
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm