NOAA, the Mississippi and Alabama National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR), and NOAA's Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center will host the workshop "Discovering Steps to Safeguard our People and the Places They Live: A Climate Adaptation Training for Coastal Communities" from January 26-28, 2016.
The interactive, three-day workshop educates participants on ways to protect your community and your citizens from potential problems caused by a changing climate. Attendees will gain new information, tools, and strategies to help communities plan for a resilient future. Skilled instructors from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management will lead all training sessions. After completing this course, participants will leave with a better understanding of climate science, potential community vulnerabilities, ways to build capacity, and actions local governments can take to improve resiliency. The target audience includes town and county leaders and staff, planners, emergency managers, and community organizations. The training offers continuing education credits from the American Planning Association (18 CMs) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (12 core Continuing Education Credits for CFMs). For more information, please email Mike Shelton at Weeks Bay NERR. To register, visit the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Training website. The fee for this training is $30, which covers snacks, lunch, and materials. Registration closes on January 11, 2016 unless otherwise indicated. Reserve a place today and join the effort to safeguard people and the places they live from the potential negative effects of a dynamic coastal climate.