ES002:
At The Edge: Coastal Science Supporting Community Resilience


Session ID#: 28600

Session Description:
Coastal [human] communities face ever-increasing challenges that impact their use of, and reliance upon, the ocean. These challenges include changing ocean conditions, such as ocean acidification and hypoxia that threaten coastal ecosystems and harvested fisheries, and physical threats such as rising sea levels, increased erosion, and catastrophic events (e.g., severe storms, tsunamis) that can directly and indirectly impact human communities and ocean resources. The current increasing rate of change of environmental (see above) and social (e.g., changing demographics, industries) conditions is undermining the resilience and adaptability of coastal communities. As such, these communities have a vested interest in identifying and informing relevant scientific questions. Applied research efforts, such as those supported by the Sea Grant program (US and international) and other entities, often benefit significantly from community input. This input allows for targeted exploration of key questions and a clearer pathway for application of research results. This session will highlight projects that examine key ocean and coastal resource questions that impact coastal communities, especially projects which have benefited from community engagement during the scientific investigation.
Primary Chair:  Shelby Walker, Oregon Sea Grant, Corvallis, OR, United States
Co-Chair:  Sarah E Kolesar, Oregon Sea Grant, Corvallis, OR, United States
Index Terms:

1605 Abrupt/rapid climate change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1641 Sea level change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • EP - Ecology and Physical Interactions
  • OC - Ocean Change: Acidification and Hypoxia

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Peter Ruggiero1, John Bolte2, Janan Evans-Wilent1, Katherine Serafin3, Cynthia Schwartz1, John Stevenson1, Alexis Mills2 and Eva Lipiec4, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)Oregon State University, United States
Stephen Moore, University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States and Huijie Xue, SCSIO South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China
Kwasi Appeaning Addo, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana and Philip-Neri Jayson-Quashigah, University of Ghana, Marine and Fisheries Sciences, Accra, Ghana
Susan Lovelace, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, Charleston, SC, United States, Matt Nowlin, College of Charleston, Political Science, Charleston, SC, United States, Justin Reedy, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Department of Communication and Research, Norman, OK, United States, Stacey Weinstock, College of Charleston, Masters of Environmental Studies, Charleston, SC, United States and Lee Bundrick, College of Charleston, Masters of Environmental Studies/Masters of Public Policy, Charleston, SC, United States
Xiaoyan Wei, Jennifer Brown, Laurent Amoudry, Peter Thorne and Megan Williams, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Christopher Stokes1, Timothy Poate2, Gerd Masselink1, Jak McCarroll2 and Erin King2, (1)Plymouth University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (2)Plymouth University, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Shay OFarrell, University of California-Davis, Environmental Science and Policy, Davis, CA, United States
Jessica Wilson, San Francisco State University, Sausalito, United States, Sarah Blaser, San Francisco State University, CA, United States, Frances Wilkerson, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States and Karina Johanne Nielsen, Romberg Tiburon Center, Tiburon, CA, United States
Robert F Chen1, Mark Borrelli1, Jarrett Byrnes2, Lucy Lockwood3 and Paul H Kirshen4, (1)University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts Boston, Biology Department, Boston, MA, United States, (3)University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States, (4)Univ New Hampshire, Durham, NH, United States
Borja GONZALEZ Reguero1, Curt Daron Storlazzi2, James Brandon Shope1, Michael W Beck3, Ann Gibbs4, Erik Lowe5 and Barry Nickel5, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (5)University of California Santa Cruz, Center for Integrated Spatial Research, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
William Sweet, NOAA/NOS, Silver Spring, MD, United States, John J Marra, NOAA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, United States, Greg Dusek, NOAA Camp Springs, Camp Springs, MD, United States and Jayantha Obeysekera, South Florida Water Management, West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Jessica Kuonen1, Flaxen D.L. Conway1 and P Ted Strub2, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Emily M Weigel, Savannah State University, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Savannah, GA, United States and Amanda Kaltenberg, Savannah State University, Marine and Environmental sciences, Savannah, GA, United States
Lori Cramer1, Flaxen D.L. Conway2, Deanna Caracciolo2 and Courtney Flathers3, (1)Oregon State University, School of Public Policy, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Oregon State University, OR, United States
Siddharth Narayan, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Richard J. Cuthbert, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, Carter J. Ingram, Wildlife Conservation Society, NY, United States and Michael W. Beck, The Nature Conservancy, CA, United States
Emma Elizabeth Harnisch, NOAA National Ocean Service, Northampton, MA, United States
Sarah Blaser, San Francisco State University, CA, United States, Jessica Wilson, San Francisco State University, Sausalito, United States and Frances Wilkerson, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, United States
Nobuko Nakamura1, Shigenori Ogihara2, Hajime Kayanne2, Go Hosoi3 and Hiroya Yamano4, (1)Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, (2)The University of Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Japan, (3)Dentsu Inc., Japan, (4)National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan
Philip M Orton1, James Fitzpatrick2, Reza Marsooli3, Kogan Nataliya4, Eric Wayne Sanderson5 and Kim Fisher5, (1)Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory, Deptartment of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, NJ, United States, (2)HDR Engineering, Inc., Mahwah, NJ, United States, (3)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (4)HDR Engineering, Inc., Mahway, NJ, United States, (5)Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY, United States