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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Sessions Descriptions Presentations
Keynote Address Keynote address by Arlene Kern, Senior Vice President, Munich RE - "Creating Coastal Resilience: What's at Risk?" Kern
Science and Ecosystem Services This session provided a discussion and overview of the latest updates on the science of living shorelines. In addition, the panelists covered recent innovations in technology, tools, best practices, and advancements related to data collection and analysis.









Policy, Permitting, and Regulation This session focused on policy aspects of living shorelines. In particular, panelists discussed whats working in this realm, along with what is on the horizon.  Lesser
Luncheon Session Living Shorelines Academy Debut & Demo - Tracy Skrabal, North Carolina Coastal Federation, on behalf of Ana Zivanovic-Nenadovic, North Carolina Coastal Federation. LS Academy Debut 
Outreach, Education, and Engagement This session highlighted innovations and approaches that inform, educate, and engage the varying constituencies within the living shorelines community. The panelists also discussed their experiences in identifying target groups and meaningfully involving them. 







Valuation and Innovative Financing This session explored how the living shorelines community can - and must - evolve its current approach to valuing living shorelines and how projects and programs are financed. Panelists shared their perspectives on new approaches that involve partners and techniques in innovative ways, particularly as it relates to gaining provate sector support and investment.

Shufro 1 

Optional Side Meeting Review and discussion of the Natural Coastal Infrastructure Taxonomy Initiative Shufro 2


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Workshop Description Presentations
Northeast Regional Workshop

Overview of primary techniques used in the Northeast, then breakout group discussions on barriers associated with each.





Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop Reviewed status of living shorelines within the Mid-Atlantic, followed by examination of barriers by state 






Southeast Regional Workshop Examined the barriers related to getting private property owners invested in living shorelines approaches. Ries
Gulf Coast Regional Workshop Interactively discussed, explored, and identified barriers and opportunities related to living shorelines, both broadly and through the lens of the upcoming settlement money. DeVore
Day 2 closing Wrap up and closing comments by Lou Chiarella (NOAA). Chiarella