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Webinar Series: Sea-Level Rise and Approaches to Adaptation
Tuesday 16 June 2020 -  - Tuesday 30 June 2020 
Join us for a series of bilingual webinars on sea-level rise and approaches to coastal adaptation in Atlantic Canada!

Webinar 1: What's so bad about Rising Tides? Teaching Sea Level Rise

About the webinar
Is sea level rise really something we need to worry about?
As an educator, how can I teach this stuff?
In this webinar, we will look at the past and future sea level rise, and its link to anthropogenic climate change, and how to present this topic to students and the public in an educational context. We will also address the question of predicting climate change over the next decades and centuries. We will then look at some of the expected impacts in low-lying coastal zones, in terms of coastal submersion, accelerated coastal erosion, saltwater intrusion, and how sea level rise combines with other consequences of climate change to create new risks. This webinar will be helpful for teachers and educators who are new to the subject, as well as to those with a science background hoping to improve their communication skills to the general public.

About the Presenter
Sebastian Weissenberger is a professor of environmental sciences at Université Téluq, previously at Université de Moncton and UQAM. He works mainly on climate change adaptation, coastal zone management, scientific communication and teaches several online and on-campus courses on various aspects of climate change.

Registration Details
Webinar in English: Wednesday, June 17th, 3 to 4 p.m. AT.
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Webinar in French: Tuesday, June 16th, 3 to 4 p.m. AT.
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Webinar 2: Green-Gray Hybrid Coastal Protection:Examples from the Maritimes

About the Webinar
The webinar will cover different hybrid approaches which have been applied for coastal adaptation across the Maritimes.

About the Presenter
Vincent Leys
is a Senior Coastal Engineer with CBCL Consulting Engineers. In the last 20 years, he has completed a wide range of projects throughout Atlantic Canada’s diverse coastal communities, which require functional solutions to deal with dynamic shorelines, rising storm impacts and sea levels.

Registration Details
Webinar in English: Thursday, June 25th, 2:00-2:30 p.m. AT.
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Webinar in French: Friday, June 26th, 11:00-11:30 a.m. AT.
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Webinar 3: Identifying Eel River Bar First Nation's vulnerability to Sea Level Rise: a two-eyed seeing approach

About the Webinar
Learn about remote sensing and participatory mapping during semi-structured interviews with community members to map past storm surge events and future sea level rise in Eel River Bar First Nation. With these methods, the GMRC identified vulnerable infrastructures and culturally significant areas to be impacted by sea level rise.

About the Presenter
Dr. Carole-Anne Gillis brings to the GMRC team her passion and expertise in researching aquatic species and habitat research. She grew up along the shores of the Restigouche River and believes it has inspired her career path. Carole-Anne describes her passion to specialize in science as "being useful to my community and my watershed.” Carole-Anne has been actively working in our membership communities since 2014. She feels a sense of fulfillment in working at GMRC.

Registration Details
Webinar in English:Monday, June 29th, 1 to 2 p.m. AT
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Webinar in French: Tuesday, June 30th, 1 to 2 p.m. AT
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