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Project Information


Long-term Coastal Zone Dynamics: Interactions and Feedbacks between Natural and Human Processes along the U.S. Gulf Coast


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee will conduct a study to determine research needed to improve understanding of the interactions and feedbacks between long-term (decadal to millennial scale) natural coastal dynamics and development, including energy-related infrastructure, along the U.S. Gulf of Mexico coastline. The work will be informed by case studies from other U.S. regions, including the mid-Atlantic, California, and/or Alaska.

Recognizing the Gulf Research Program’s interest in understanding the Gulf of Mexico region’s interconnected human, environmental, and energy production and development systems, the study will: 

1. Identify gaps in scientific and technical understanding of the interactions and feedbacks between physical processes and coastal development in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and similarities and differences in these processes compared to other U.S. coastlines.

2. (a) Define the essential components of a research and development program (e.g., monitoring, data collection and management, modeling, population surveys, multi-dimensional mapping) in response to the gaps identified in (1); and 

    (b)  Develop and set priorities for no more than three critical areas of research to increase understanding of long-term natural coastal dynamics (e.g., sea-level rise; coastal subsidence, uplift, and erosion; coastal ecosystem evolution; coastal hazards) in order to advance the science and help inform stakeholder decision making, especially for those activities focused on energy and related infrastructure.

3. Identify barriers to, and opportunities for, more effective communication among scientists and coastal stakeholders about improved monitoring, forecasting, mapping, and other data collection and research regarding long-term changes in U.S. coastlines.

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-BESR-16-04

Project Duration (months): 22 month(s)

RSO: Glickson, Deborah

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Earth Sciences
Environment and Environmental Studies
Transportation and Infrastructure


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 04/13/2017



Dr. H. Tuba Ozkan-Haller - (Chair) - (Chair)


TUBA OZKAN-HALLER (Chair) is a professor at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University. Her research program focuses on the use of numerical, field, laboratory, and analytical approaches to predict water motion and bathymetric change in bays, inlets, and the continental shelf. She has developed models to predict surf zone wave fields, conducted research to understand the effects of wave energy converters on the nearshore wave field, and investigated the mechanisms that control nearshore rip currents. Dr. Ozkan-Haller has more recently been involved in studies dealing with oxygen consumption in the coastal ocean. She is a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and served on the Committee on An Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Ozkan-Haller is the recipient of the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award and the Outstanding Faculty Member Award at the University of Michigan. She holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Bogaziçi University in Istanbul and a M.C.E. and Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Delaware.
Dr. Gregory A. Carter


GREGORY A. CARTER is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests lie in physical geography, remote sensing, biogeography, and landscape ecology of terrestrial and aquatic components of northern Gulf of Mexico coastal systems. Dr. Carter’s recent work on terrestrial systems focuses on changes in habitat type on the Mississippi-Alabama barrier islands and in coastal wetlands. He uses remote sensing techniques to investigate how elevation, land area, and water table influence the formation of plant communities and their resilience to sea-level rise, erosion, subsidence, and the impact of tropical storms. Dr. Carter received a B.S. and M.S. in botany from Auburn University and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Wyoming.
Dr. Just Cebrian


JUST CEBRIAN is a professor in the Department of Marine Sciences and the University of South Alabama and a Senior Marine Scientist at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama. His research focuses on the impacts that humans have on the functioning of coastal ecosystems to better understand coastal resiliency for more informed management of policies. His field and experimental work follows a community-integrated approach to study the main communities of coastal ecosystems including phytoplankton communities, sediment flats inhabited by benthic microalgae, macroalgal beds, seagrass meadows, and marshes. Dr. Cebrian also studies how coastal ecosystems compare with terrestrial ecosystems using a number of functional metrics including trophic processes and energy flows. He obtained a B.A. in biology from the University of Barcelona and a M.S. in oceanology from the University of Perpignan in France. He received his Ph.D. in marine sciences at the University of Politecnica Catalunya in Barcelona.
Dr. Robert A. Dalrymple


ROBERT A. DALRYMPLE is the Willard and Lillian Hackerman Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His major research interests are in the areas of coastal engineering, wave mechanics, fluid mechanics, littoral processes, and tidal inlets. His research currently explores water wave modeling, tsunamis and their impacts on shorelines, and the interaction of water waves with the seabed, specifically mud bottoms. Dr. Dalrymple was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006. He chaired the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Committee on the Review of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Program and the Committee on Sea Level Rise in California, Oregon, and Washington. He also serves as chair of The Water Institute of the Gulf Science and Engineering Advisory Council. Dr. Dalrymple received his A.B. degree in engineering sciences from Dartmouth University, his M.S. degree in ocean engineering from the University of Hawaii, and his Ph.D. degree in civil and coastal engineering from the University of Florida.
Dr. Jordan R. Fischbach


JORDAN R. FISCHBACH is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, Co-Director of the Water and Climate Resilience Center, and a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. Dr. Fischbach has expertise in risk analysis, exploratory simulation modeling, and Robust Decision Making, a method designed to better manage deep uncertainty and develop robust and adaptive plans through quantitative scenario analysis. He works with government agencies to better incorporate deep uncertainty into their long-term climate and coastal adaptation planning efforts. He is currently leading the storm surge and flood damage assessment for the State of Louisiana's 2017 Coastal Master Plan and is the principal investigator in charge of developing RAND's Coastal Louisiana Risk Assessment (CLARA) model. He is also co-leading a project to develop an integrated strategic plan for coastal investment in Queens after Hurricane Sandy. Dr. Fischbach was awarded a President's Choice award at RAND in 2012. He earned a B.A. in history from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in policy analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School.


Dr. Jennifer L. Irish


JENNIFER L. IRISH is a Professor of Coastal Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Previously, she was the Coastal Engineering Regional Technical Specialist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' North Atlantic Division and New York District and a research coastal engineer at the U.S. Army Coastal and Hydraulic Laboratory (formerly Coastal Engineering Research Center). Dr. Irish’s research involves the physical impacts of coastal hazards including storm surge, tsunami inundation, and storm-induced erosion; coastal hazard probability and risk assessment; impacts of climate change and sea level rise at the coast; and the role of natural and nature-based features in coastal hazard mitigation including wetlands, coastal forest, dunes, and beaches. She has received numerous awards including Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering Faculty Fellow in 2015 and the Department of the Army’s Superior Civilian Service Award. Dr. Irish serves on multiple editorial boards including the journal of Coastal Engineering. She is also the chair and Executive Committee Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE's) Committee on Technical Advancement and was formerly Secretary of ASCE’s Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute. Dr. Irish received her B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from Lehigh University and her Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Delaware.
Dr. Alexander S. Kolker


ALEXANDER S. KOLKER is an associate professor in the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, and teaches in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at Tulane University. Dr. Kolker’s research lab investigates interactions between sedimentary and hydrological processes in the coastal zone and the ways in which those processes affect and are affected by the morphology of coastal wetlands. His work spans the natural and anthropogenic processes that govern coastal systems, the role of atmospheric processes on short-term sea level dynamics, and works to understand how climate and other human activities influence coasts and wetlands. Current projects include the development of subsidence map of the Louisiana coast; an examination of the influence of the Mississippi River and its delta on the oceanography and ecology of the Gulf of Mexico; investigations into natural analogues for coastal restoration in Louisiana; and studies that investigated the pathways and processes associated with groundwater discharge in the Mississippi River Delta. He holds a B.A. in biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a M.A. in biological sciences and Ph.D. in marine and atmospheric science at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
Dr. Shubhra Misra


SHUBHRA MISRA is a marine facilities engineer with Chevron Energy Technology Company, based in Houston, TX. He serves as a marine and coastal subject matter expert on Chevron’s oil, gas and petrochemical projects globally. His primary experience is with multi-disciplinary coastal and marine projects, with a focus on site selection, conceptual and detailed design, constructability and operation of marine and coastal infrastructure (fixed and floating), intakes/outfalls, dredging/reclamation, numerical and physical laboratory modeling of coastal processes (waves, water levels, currents, sediments) and vessel motions, meteorological-ocean studies, risk assessments, modeling wave-structure interactions, and marine environmental impact assessments. Prior to his position at Chevron, Dr. Misra worked at several marine and coastal infrastructure design and engineering consulting firms as a coastal engineer. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Delaware in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Coastal Engineering) in 2000 and 2005.
Dr. Laura J. Moore


LAURA MOORE is an associate professor and Director of the Coastal Environmental Change Lab in the Department of Geological Sciences and the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interdisciplinary research program focuses on merging observational and numerical approaches to investigate the response of low-lying coastal environments to climate change. Her recent and ongoing work includes investigation of barrier island response to sea level rise; coastal foredune dynamics; couplings among barriers, back-barrier marshes, and bays; large-scale coastline response to changing wave climate; two-way couplings between human activities and natural processes that affect coastline evolution; and novel arts-based approaches to climate change education. Much of her research involves collaboration with ecologists, social scientists, and dramatic artists. Dr. Moore has been a principal investigator at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-term Ecological Research site since 2008, is the co-editor of a forthcoming volume titled Barrier Dynamics and Response to Changing Climate to be published by Springer, and is a recipient of the W.M. Keck Foundation Fellowship in Natural Sciences, among others. Dr. Moore has a B.A. in geology from Colgate University and a Ph.D. in earth sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Martin D. Smith


MARTIN D. SMITH is the George M. Woodwell Distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and also has an appointment in the Department of Economics at Duke University. Dr. Smith’s research focuses on the economics of the oceans including fisheries, marine ecosystems, seafood markets, and coastal climate adaptation. He has written on a range of policy-relevant topics including economics of marine reserves, seasonal closures in fisheries, ecosystem-based management, nutrient pollution, the global seafood trade, organic agriculture, and coastal responses to climate change. He is best known for identifying unintended consequences of marine and coastal policies that ignore human behavioral feedbacks. Smith’s methodological interests span micro-econometrics, optimal control theory, time series analysis, and numerical modeling of coupled human-natural systems. He serves on the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and was selected for the Quality of Research Discovery Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He is Editor-in-Chief of Marine Resource Economics and has a B.A. in public policy from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Torbjorn Tornqvist


TORBJÖRN E. TÖRNQVIST is the Vokes Geology Professor and chair (until June 30, 2017) of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University. Dr. Törnqvist is a Quaternary scientist who studies sea-level change, coastal subsidence, delta evolution, and paleoclimatology. More specifically, he examines the sedimentary record of the Louisiana coast to investigate sea-level change over timescales ranging from the past decade to the past 10,000 years. Sea-level records provide insights on a variety of issues including rates of ice-sheet melt during past warm periods as well as subsidence mechanisms, rates, and their spatial patterns. Dr. Törnqvist’s research group also examines the response of coastal and deltaic environments to accelerated rates of sea-level rise including studies that seek to assess how deltaic processes can be harnessed to benefit coastal restoration. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physical geography from Utrecht University.
Dr. Gabrielle Wong-Parodi


GABRIELLE WONG-PARODI is an assistant research professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Her research focuses on applying behavioral decision research methods to promote environmental sustainability and community resiliency along the coastline. Dr. Wong-Parodi uses behavioral science approaches to create evidence-based strategies for informed decision making with a particular focus on building resilience and promoting sustainability in the face of a changing climate. She has a background in energy resources, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and risk perceptions of emerging technologies such as unconventional shale gas development. She was an invited speaker at the Sackler Colloquia at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Wong-Parodi is an affiliate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Peace and Innovation Lab at Stanford University, and is the social science research liaison for CMU at Skoll Global Threats. Dr. Wong-Parodi received her B.S. in psychology and her M.A. and Ph.D. in risk perceptions and communication from the University of California, Berkeley.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

Added Dr. Shubhra Misra as a member.

Events



Location:

Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, 77551
409-744-5000
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
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Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342743

Agenda

Entire meeting is closed session.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes



Location:

St. Petersburg, FL
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342743

Agenda

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

9:15 am Welcome and Introductions – Tuba Özkan-Haller

9:30 am Resilience and Adaptation for Florida’s Coastal Cities
Sherri Swanson, HDR
Kelli Levy, Pinellas County
Jim Schock, Florida Building Commission

10:45 am Break

11:00 am Human Geography and Demography in the Coastal Zone
Craig Colten, Louisiana State University
Matthew Hauer, University of Georgia

12:30 pm Lunch for committee and speakers

1:30 pm Energy Infrastructure – Shahzaad Mohammed, Cheniere LNG

2:30 pm Adjourn Open Session

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tuba Özkan-Haller
Gregory Carter
Just Cebrian
Robert Dalrymple
Jordan Fischbach
Jennifer Irish
Alexander Kolker
Shubhra Misra
Laura Moore
Torbjörn Törnqvist
Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of Open Session Speakers
Report Draft and Writing
Next Meeting

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
November 30, 2018


Location:

via webinar
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Deborah Glickson
Contact Email:  dglickson@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2024

Agenda

Webinar with Brad Murray, Duke University
Approaches to Modeling Coastal Systems
Wednesday, November 1
11:00am to 12:30pm

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Location:

New Orleans, LA
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Agenda

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

ByWater Institute
1370 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-862-8450

10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, Tuba Özkan-Haller, Committee Chair

10:10 a.m. Energy-Related Infrastructure and Support Along the Gulf Coast, Introduction by Shubhra Misra, Moderator

10:20 a.m. Critical Energy Infrastructure: The Big Picture on Resiliency Research, David Dismukes, Louisiana State University

10:40 a.m. Presentation Title TBD, Ian Voparil, Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

11:00 a.m. Discussion among Committee and Speakers

11:30 a.m. Break

11:45 a.m. Towards Accurate Modeling of Long-term Shoreline Changes, Dano Roelvink, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

12:45 p.m. Working lunch for committee and speakers

1:30 p.m. Louisiana Master Plan Modeling Panel, Tony Dalrymple, Moderator
• Mead Allison, The Water Institute of the Gulf
• Brady Couvillion, U.S. Geological Survey
• Ehab Meselhe, The Water Institute of the Gulf (via WebEx)
• John Alex McCorquodale , University of New Orleans (via WebEx)
• Hugh Roberts, ARCADIS
• Jenneke Visser , University of Louisiana at Lafayette
• Eric White, The Water Institute of the Gulf

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Restoring and Sustaining Ecological Function in Coastal Marshes Affected by Sea Level Rise, Damarys Acevedo-Mackey, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

3:55 p.m. Presentation Title TBD, Ty Wamsley, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

4:05 p.m. Presentation Title TBD, Joe Calantoni, Naval Research Laboratory

4:25 p.m. Discussion among Committee and Speakers, Alex Kolker, Moderator

5:00 p.m. Adjourn Open Session
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tuba Özkan-Haller
Gregory Carter
Just Cebrian
Robert Dalrymple
Jordan Fischbach
Jennifer Irish
Alexander Kolker
Shubhra Misra
Laura Moore
Martin Smith
Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Presentations from Open Session Speakers
Statement of Task
Report Writing
Future Meetings

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 22, 2017


Location:

Hotel Derek
2525 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342743

Agenda

DAY 1: JULY 18, 2017

11:00 a.m. Check-In/Meet and Greet

11:30 a.m. Networking Lunch

12:30 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Workshop Framing – Tuba Özkan-Haller

1:00 p.m. State of the Knowledge: Coupled Natural-Human Systems in the Gulf of Mexico

OBJECTIVE: Review state of the knowledge regarding coupled systems related to the physical and ecological setting of the Gulf of Mexico and the human systems and infrastructure related to coastal development.

Tor Tornqvist, Moderator
• History of the physical and ecological system (including long-term evolution) – Denise Reed, The Water Institute of the Gulf
• Two-way feedback and interactions between the natural and human systems – Speaker TBD
• Living shorelines and resilience: gray, green and hybrid infrastructure – Ariana Sutton-Grier, University of Maryland

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Coastal Land-Use Planning and Resilience in the Gulf of Mexico

OBJECTIVE: Review state of the knowledge regarding land-use planning and its role in risk mitigation of vulnerable structures and populations, coastal resilience, and adaptation and recovery after disruptive large-scale events (like hurricanes and storm surge).

Just Cebrian, Moderator
• Coastal land-use planning and risk mitigation – Phil Berke, Texas A&M University
• Vulnerability of oil infrastructure and strategies to improve resiliency – Carl Bernier, Rice University

3:15 p.m. Breakout 1

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Report out from Breakout 1

6:00 p.m. Evening Keynote and Dinner – Alex Kolker, Introductory Remarks
American Energy, Imperiled Coast: The Challenges Facing At-Risk Oil and Gas Infrastructure
Along Louisiana’s Sinking Coast – Jason Theriot, historian and author

8:00 p.m. Day 1 Adjourns


DAY 2: JULY 19, 2017

8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome, Introductions, Day 1 Reflections, and Day 2 Preview – Tuba Özkan-Haller

9:00 a.m. Needs, Questions, Priorities, and Capabilities

OBJECTIVE: Frame current and future research in terms of societal needs and identify and prioritize research questions and directions. Then, discuss how to address those needs with current and future observational and modeling tools.

Jordan Fischbach, Moderator
o Carl Ferraro, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
o Bren Haase, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
o Shana Kinsey, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
o George Ramseur, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
o Elizabeth Vargas, Texas General Land Office

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Breakout Session 2

11:30 a.m. Lunch Panel: Boundary Organizations and Their Role in Promoting Communication Among
Scientists and Stakeholders
Gabrielle Wong-Parodi, Moderator
o Maria Lemos, University of Michigan
o LaDon Swann, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
o Noreen Clancy, RAND
o Natalie Peyronnin, Environmental Defense Fund

12:45 p.m. Information and Decision Making: Breakout 3 – Laura Moore, Introductory Remarks

OBJECTIVE: Characterize the current and future role for information and tools to inform decision making as related to Gulf Coast development and energy-infrastructure.

1:45 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. Report out from Breakouts 2 and 3


3:30 p.m. Effective Communication to Support Decision Making: Breakout 4 – Gabrielle
Wong-Parodi, Introductory Remarks

OBJECTIVE: Characterize the “communication” community of practice as related to Gulf Coast development and energy-infrastructure, highlighting goals, commonalities and differences.

4:30 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Report out from Breakout 4, Synthesis Discussion

6:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn – Tuba Özkan-Haller
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tuba Özkan-Haller
Gregory Carter
Just Cebrian
Robert Dalrymple
Jordan Fischbach
Jennifer Irish
Alexander Kolker
Shubhra Misra
Laura Moore
Martin Smith
Torbjörn Törnqvist
Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Workshop Presentations and Breakout Sessions
Writing Assignments
Next Meetings


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 21, 2017


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2743

Agenda

Agenda - Room 101
12:30 p.m. Working lunch available in meeting room

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Tuba Ozkan-Haller, Committee Chair

1:15 p.m. Overview of Gulf Research Program and Study Origin and Objectives
LeighAnne Olsen, Gulf Research Program

2:15 p.m. The Future of Nearshore Processes Research
Nicole Elko, ASBPA

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Discussion with Federal Agencies
Hilary Stockdon, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
George Voulgaris, NSF Physical Oceanography Program
David Kidwell, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
Tom Drake, ONR Ocean, Atmosphere and Space Research
Julie Dean Rosati, USACE Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory
Tucker Mahoney, FEMA

4:45 p.m. Open Session adjourns
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Tuba Özkan-Haller
Gregory Carter
Just Cebrian
Robert Dalrymple
Jordan Fischbach
Jennifer Irish
Alexander Kolker
Shubhra Misra
Laura Moore
Martin Smith
Torbjörn Törnqvist
Gabrielle Wong-Parodi

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussions of bias and conflict of interest, committee composition and balance, Statement of Task, and study methodology and approach

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 22, 2017

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