Planning & Growth

November 13, 2012 to November 14, 2012

Workshop: Understanding the Connections between Coastal Waters and Ocean Ecosystem Services and Human Health

This free National Academies Institute of Medicine workshop in Washington DC will bring together members of the ecology, ecosystem services, and health communities to gain a better understanding of the connections between coastal waterways and ocean processes and public health risks and benefits. A live webcast of the workshop will also be available for those who are unable to attend in person.

November 8, 2012

Sustainable Cities: Harnessing Urbanization to Achieve Social and Environmental Goals

NYC Deputy Mayor Holloway and other expert panelists will speak at Environmental Law Institute's Sustainable Cities Forum in Washington, DC. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend, but you must RSVP by November 1, 2012.

September 6, 2012 to September 15, 2012

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress

The IUCN World Conservation Congress is the world’s largest and most important conservation event. Held every four years, it aims to improve how we manage our natural environment for human, social and economic development.

September 16, 2012 to September 17, 2012

Industry Leadership Forum on Arctic Sustainable Development

The World Ocean Council (WOC) Arctic Business Leadership Council meeting marks the start of an ongoing forum for multi-sectoral collaboration among responsible companies on the future of the Arctic. The gathering will bring together representatives of shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, marine science/technology and other industries with interests in the Arctic.

"Year After Irene, New Yorkers Ponder Sea Barriers"

"NEW YORK -- Two years before Hurricane Irene created the prospect of a flooding nightmare in New York City, 100 scientists and engineers met to sketch out a bold defense: massive, moveable barriers to shield the city from a storm-stirred sea."

Source: AP, 08/24/2012
September 14, 2012 to September 15, 2012

State of the Gulf Fisheries Symposium

The mission of the symposium is to inform and share knowledge among stakeholders so that everyone can move forward with a unified mission of a sustainable and healthy fishery in the Gulf of Mexico.

September 18, 2012 to September 20, 2012

Climate Change Adaptation Forum Focusing on Food Security and Traditional Plant Use

This forum is for community‐level practitioners, academics, government representatives and community leaders who work in the area of climate change adaptation in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities in Canada and Tribes in the United States.

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