URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop, Monday, December 4th, 8:30am – 5:45pm


To help educate the URI community, and those in the state with interest in coastal resilience, of the work currently ongoing at the University, please join Dr. Malcolm Spaulding and his invited speakers to learn about the research that is being done in coastal resilience science (physical) and engineering.

Monday, December 4, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
URI Narragansett Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Auditorium

The schedule of presentations and panel discussions for the day are provided in the attached agenda.

RSVPs are not required to attend any or all of the presentations. Generous breaks have been built into the agenda for lunch on your own – the Nautilus Galley and Roch’s Market are nearby for those in need of lunch.

The proposed workshop has been endorsed by the Shoreline Change SAMP (www.beachsamp.org) management team and the RI CRMC. This workshop will focus exclusively on coastal resilience science (physical) and engineering; an additional workshop on coastal management, resource economics, outreach, decision making, etc. is being considered as a separate event in 2018.

Questions? Please direct to Dr. Malcolm Spaulding at spaulding@uri.edu.

URI Coastal Resilience Science and Engineering Workshop
December 4, 2017, 8:30 AM to 5:45 PM
Coastal Institute Auditorium, Narragansett Bay Campus

8:30 to 8:45 AM   Welcome, Grover Fugate, Director, RI Coastal Resources Management Council 

Work In Progress

8:45 to 9:15 AM    Developing a multi-model ensemble system for assessing hurricane hazards and impacts. I. Ginis, GSO

9:15 to 9:45 AM    Simulations of coastal and inland flooding from high-impact hurricanes in Rhode Island , D. Ullman, GSO

9:45 to 10:00 AM Break

10:00 to 10:30 AM Modeling of transport and flushing of mobilized pollutants and debris caused by hurricanes , C. Kincaid, GSO

10:30 to 11:00 AM   Recent advances in modeling coastal flooding, coastal erosion, and inland flooding generated by  hurricanes in the northeast of the US, Reza Hashemi, OCE/GSO

11:00 – 11:30 AM    Improving resiliency of coastal communities with reinforced dunes, C. Baxter and B. Maggie, OCE

11:30 – 12:15 PM   Panel discussion

12:15- 1:30 PM  Lunch ( Brown Bag)

1:30 – 2:00 PM   STORMTOOLS Coastal Environmental Risk Index: Charlestown and Warwick, RI, Malcolm L. Spaulding, OCE

2:00- 2:30 PM   Assessing the impact of extreme storms on barrier beaches. The example of Charlestown RI, Annette Grilli, OCE

2:30 – 3:15 PM Break

3:15- 3:45 PM   Projected shoreline change maps for the Rhode Island South Shore, Bryan Oakley, Eastern Connecticut State University

3:45 – 4:15 PM Integrated Watershed and River Modeling Study of the Pawtuxet River, Rhode Island, Reza Hashemi, OCE/GSO

4:15 – 4:45 PM Simulation of the coastal impact of extreme storms and tsunamis with a wave-resolving model, including effects of real time erosion, Stephan Grilli, OCE/GSO

Studies starting

4:45- 5:00 PM             Briefing on the EPSCOR bio-geochemical modeling program in Narragansett Bay, Lew Rothstein, GSO

5:00- 5:15 PM   Application of CERI to Barrington, Warren, and Bristol and STORMTOOLs Design Elevation Maps, Annette Grilli, OCE

5:15– 5:45 PM  Panel discussion