PC24B:
Triumphs and Disasters: Coastal, Marine, and Oceanographic Research in Small Island/Archipelago Settings I Posters

Session ID#: 84620

Session Description:
Small islands and archipelagos represent a challenging research space. Natural disasters, such as tropical cyclones and tsunamis, have a dramatic impact on island communities, while island ecosystems such as reefs, mangroves, marshes, and kelp forests are exposed to multiple pressures from human activity, further exacerbated by changing conditions brought about by climate change. It is recognized that island communities across the world are facing immediate threats due to climate change, yet oceanographic and coastal data capturing past, present and future conditions for many island nations is comparatively sparse.

The session aims to bring together researchers working in island environments, to bring more attention to the work being done in these under-served areas and foster improved collaboration in this research space. We welcome submissions from researchers investigating coastal hazards, erosion, sea level rise, ocean conditions (temperature, salinity, chemistry, biogeochemistry, productivity) and ecosystems in island and archipelago settings. While climate and other environmental conditions differ greatly between islands depending upon latitude and formation processes, some of the challenges faced by researchers may be similar, thus we encourage presenters to include some discussion of the challenges faced, and lessons learned in addition to their valuable research findings. Further, in alignment with the 2021 UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, we encourage authors discuss the implications of their findings on regional or national sustainable development goals.

Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • ME - Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller
Index Terms:

1637 Regional climate change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1641 Sea level change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
4220 Coral reef systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
4255 Numerical modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
Primary Chair:  Serena Blyth Lee, Griffith University, Griffith Climate Change Response Program. Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, Gold Coast, Australia
Co-Chair:  Oceana Puananilei Francis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Primary Liaison:  Serena Blyth Lee, Griffith University, Griffith Climate Change Response Program. Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, Gold Coast, Australia
Moderators:  Serena Blyth Lee, Griffith University, Griffith Climate Change Response Program. Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, Gold Coast, Australia and Oceana Puananilei Francis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Serena Blyth Lee, Griffith University, Griffith Climate Change Response Program. Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, Gold Coast, Australia

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
A dense water dome generated by Ekman suction in the Adriatic Sea (645995)
Mirko Orlic1, Gordana Beg Paklar2, Maja Bubalo1, Tomislav Dzoic2, Iva Medugorac1, Hrvoje Mihanovic2, Stipe Muslim2, Miroslava Pasaric1, Zoran Pasaric1, Antonio Stanesic3 and Martina Tudor3, (1)University of Zagreb, Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Zagreb, Croatia, (2)Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split, Croatia, (3)Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Zagreb, Croatia
 
AIR-SEA-LAND MODELING FRAMEWORK TO FORECAST COMPLEX ISLAND SYSTEMS (655105)
Rui Caldeira1, Claudio Cardoso2, Rui Vieira1, Jesus Reis3, Cátia Azevedo4, Jose Alves3 and Ricardo Faria1, (1)ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação, Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, (2)ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação, Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal, (3)Dom Luiz Institute, Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Portugal, (4)Dom Luiz Institute, Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
 
CFD Numerical Simulations to Comprehend the Wind Speed-ups Produced by the Geomorphic Complexity of Puerto Rico (644318)
Edward L Cruz-Garcia, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR, United States
 
Characterization of Shallow-Water Reef Habitats of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands using 3-Dimensional Reconstruction Techniques (639429)
Mia Silverberg, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Berkeley, CA, United States
 
Forecasting seasonal sea level anomalies around tropical Pacific islands (657828)
Matthew J Widlansky1, Philip R Thompson2, John J Marra3, Rashed Chowdhury4, Feeyung Porter4, Derek Young4, Nemanja Komar5 and Xiaoyu LONG5, (1)University of Hawaii at Manoa, JIMAR, Honolulu, HI, United States, (2)JIMAR, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, (3)NOAA Honolulu, Honolulu, HI, United States, (4)JIMAR, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States, (5)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
 
Insular shelf circulation in deep-sea islands (652241)
Jesus Reis1, Rui Vieira2, Gustavo Silva3 and Rui Caldeira2, (1)Dom Luiz Institute, Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Portugal, (2)ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação Tecnologia e Inovação, Oceanic Observatory of Madeira, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, (3)Ocean Observatory of Madeira, Portugal
 
New method for quantifying ocean hazards for Hawaiian coastal highways (658297)
Linqiang Yang, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Honolulu, HI, United States, Harrison Togia, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and Oceana Puananilei Francis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
 
Numerical modelling experiments using a flexible-mesh finite-volume approach for the Vanuatu Archipelago (657118)
Serena Blyth Lee, Griffith University, Griffith Climate Change Response Program. Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, Gold Coast, Australia
 
Ocean Hazard Database for Hawaiian Coastal Highways (658293)
Harrison Togia, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States, Linqiang Yang, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States and Oceana Puananilei Francis, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, United States
 
Practical sea-level and wave climate information for small-island states (638488)
Lucy Bricheno1, Judith Wolf2, Michela De Dominicis1, Svetlana Jevrejeva3, Jennifer M Brown4 and Stefanie Rynders5, (1)National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (2)Colleague, United Kingdom, (3)NOC, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (4)National Oceanography Center, Liverpool, United Kingdom, (5)National Oceanography Center, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Liverpool, United Kingdom
 
The State of Hawaii Statewide Coastal Highway Program Report (658294)
Oceana Puananilei Francis, Horst Brandes, Guohui Zhang, David Ma, Linqiang Yang, Ogul Doygun, Harrison Togia, Caroline Rossi and Giannicola Tumino Di Costanzo, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States