AEG Coastal Hazards Forum – Call for Abstracts

Storms, tsunamis and rising sea levels threaten U.S. coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies. Much of the nation’s existing coastal infrastructure must be adapted to expected future conditions or relocated away from hazards. New coastal development and post-storm reconstruction must be planned, sited and maintained with coastal geologic hazards clearly in mind.

The Coastal Hazards Technical Working Group of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) is hosting a Coastal Hazards Professional Forum at Dauphin Island Sea Lab campus in Alabama from Jan. 7-10, 2019 and is currently accepting abstracts for presentations at this three-day forum event. One-full day and two additional half-day sessions will be devoted to technical and regulatory policy issues with a half-day field trip around the barrier beach island included and an optional half-day tour of the marine laboratory facilities. Keynote speakers, student poster sessions, exhibitor displays and a banquet will be available to attendees.

Deadline to submit abstracts is Nov. 1.

Potential session topics are anticipated to include:

  • Session 1: Sea Level Rise & Impact on Addressing Coastal Emergencies
  • Session 2: Wetland Loss – Does It Increase Coastal Hazards?
  • Session 3: Sediment Transport Modeling & Long-Range Planning
  • Session 4: Coastal Subsidence & Salt Water Intrusion Issues
  • Session 5: Coastal Engineering & Storm Damage Reduction
  • Session 6: Urban Development & Coastal Hazards
  • Session 7: Developing Sustainable & Resilient Projects
  • Session 8: What are the Impacts of Regulatory Policies?
  • Session 9: Reducing Emergency Response Time
  • Session 10: Intergovernmental Policies
  • Session 11: Improving Communication & Public Outreach

The forum will offer the opportunity to discuss current shoreline protection methods, coastal hazard policies, and project planning with increased attention to sea level change resiliency and long term public use regulations in the geologic environment.

Abstracts should be submitted here by Thursday, Nov. 1, and limited to 500 words for publication in the program with abstracts. To login, use “aeg” as the username and “coastal2018” for the password. Abstract submissions will be reviewed and selected for presentation at the forum by the Coastal Hazards Technical Working Group. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be provided via email by Saturday, Dec. 1.