Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Location: Rosenstiel School Auditorium

Please note these academic sessions are only open to the scientific research community, students, and media.

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Session 1 Tropical Cyclones, Extreme Rainfall and Drought (Risk) Chair Amy Clement, Professor, UM Rosenstiel School
9:00-9:30 a.m.
Tom R. Knutson, Research Meteorologist, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory: Tropical Cyclones
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Christina Patricola (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory): Anthropogenic Influences on Major Tropical Cyclone Events
10:00- 10:30 a.m. Mike Davey, Mayor and Andrea M. Agha, Village Manager, Village of Key Biscayne: Let’s Talk Local Government #VKBresilience
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:15 a.m.
Adam Sobel, Professor, Columbia University: The global warming signal in present and future hurricane activity
11:15-11:45 a.m.
Roger Pulwarty, Senior Scientist, NOAA Physical Sciences Division: Going to extremes: from disaster risk to resilience
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Lightning Talks (3X10 Minutes each)
1. Lynn K. (Nick) Shay, UM Rosenstiel School & Debra Hernandez (SECOORA): Coastal Ocean Observing in the Southeast: Impact of the Florida Current on Climate
2. Maria Caballero-Espejo (Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina): Future Precipitation Impacts in Peru during Strong Coastal, El Nino Events: Building a Climate Adaptation Strategy
3. Armen Henderson, UM Medical School: A Medical Model of Community-Centered Disaster Relief in South Florida
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch break
Session 2
Tropical Cyclones, Extreme Rainfall and Drought (Resilience) Chair Katharine Mach, Associate Professor, UM Rosenstiel School
1:30-2:10 p.m.

Lightning Talks (4x10 Minutes each)
1. Stephanie Barr, Waterloo: Evaluating Choice of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation: Low Regrets Strategies Still Referred Over Climate-Targeted Ones
2. Udayan Singh, University of Virginia: How should Electricity Systems Evolve to be more Resilient towards Extreme Weather Events?
3. Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos, UM College of Engineering: Morphological Experimental Design of an Eco-friendly Modular Shoreline Protection System

4. Diego Lirman, UM Rosenstiel School: Evaluating the Role Coral Reefs play in Wave Mitigation through Physical Testing and Field Studies

2:10-3:10 p.m.
Discussion (Moderator: Mach, Panel: Knutson, Patricola, Sobel, Pulwarty)
3:10-3:30 p.m. Break
Session 3 Tropical Cyclones, Extreme Rainfall and Drought (Risk): Chair Ben Kirtman, Professor UM Rosenstiel School
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Jim Benedict, Assistant Research Scientist, UM Rosenstiel School: Precursor Extratropical Weather Patterns of Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers
4:00-4:30 p.m.
Libby A. Barnes, Associate Professor, Colorado State University: Empirical Models for Predicting Atmospheric Rivers and Precipitation
4:30-5:00 p.m.
Jayantha T. Obeysekera, Director and Research Professor, Florida International University: Challenges in predicting extreme rainfall using statistical and dynamical downscaling
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Discussion (Moderator: Becker, Panel: Barnes, Benedict, Obey, Pulwarty)
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Mixer at SALT Waterfront Restaurant - UM Rosenstiel School

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Location: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science - Virginia Key Campus Rosenstiel School Auditorium

Please note these academic sessions are only open to the scientific research community, students, and media.

Session 4 Coastal Flooding (Risk): Chair Emily Becker, NOAA UM Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
8:30-9:00 a.m. Gary Mitchum, Professor, University of South Florida: Sea Level Rise, Climate Sensitivity, and Ocean-Atmosphere Variability: An Evolving Landscape
9:00-9:30 a.m.
Ben Kirtman, Professor, UM Rosenstiel School: Towards Coast Flood Risk Prediction from Days to Decades
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Lightning Talks (6x10 Minutes each)
1. Matthew McCarthy, University of South Florida: Enhanced 3-D Mapping for Habitat and Flood Hazard Assessments of the Southern US
2. Delany Reynolds, UM: The Challenge of a Generation
3. Jen Posner, UM: Housing Resiliency and a Sustainable South Florida
4. Alanna Lecher, Lynn University: Inferring Past and Current Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Florida with Geoarchaeology
5. Brian McNoldy, UM/RSMAS, A quarter-century of tide measurements at RSMAS
6. Sara Ayers-Rigsby, MA/RPA & Chris Davenport, FAU: Taking the Long View: The Regional Climate Action Plan 2.0 and Prioritizing Historic Properties
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
Session 5 Coastal Flooding (Resilience): Chairs Jeremey Klavans and Marybeth Arcodia, UM/RSMAS
10:45-11:15 a.m.
Carolyn Kousky, Wharton Risk Management, and Decision Process Center, University of Pennsylvania: insurance in a warming world
11:15-11:45 a.m.
Thomas Ruppert, University of Florida/Florida Sea Grant, Navigating Flooding Roads: Legal Challenges & Policy Recommendations for Florida
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Katharine Mach, UM Rosenstiel School: Managed Retreat as an Adaptive Response to Climate Change
12:15 - 1:30 p.m Lunch
1:30-1:50 p.m Reitmeister Award (Presenter: Gina Maranto; Awardees: Jane Gilbert, Jim Murley and Suzy Torriente)  
1:50-2:20 p.m
Miyuki Hino, (UNC-Chapel Hill): Does information about climate risk affect property values?
2:20-3:00 p.m
Lightning Talks (4x10 Minutes each)
1. Bethany Blakeman, Gabriela Falla, and Natalie Barefoot, Miami Law Environmental Justice Clinic: There Will be Floods: Armoring the People of South Florida to Make Informed Decisions on Flood Risk
2. Sondra Eger, Waterloo: Learning from Experience to Advance the Operationalization of Integrated Coastal and Marine Management in the Bay of Fundy, Canada
3. Keren Bolter: The Florida Hurricane Response Hub: Improving Resilience to the Health Impacts of Sea Level Rise
4. Angela Clark, Amy Clement, Tyler Harrison, Joanna Lombard, Gina Maranto, Sam Purkis, UM/ULINK: Transforming the Paradigm for Climate Adaptation
3:00-3:15 p.m. Anshul Tuteja AVP of Global Fleet Optimization, Royal Caribbean Cruises: How Extreme Events Impact Cruising: how global extreme events can impact the cruise industry and the steps they are taking to optimize their fleet and reduce their impact
3:15-3:30 p.m. Break 
Session 6 Coastal Flooding (Resilience): Chair Marybeth Arcodia and Jeremy Klavans, UM/RSMAS
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Cheryl Hapke, University of South Florida: A Model-based Decision Support Framework for Coastal Community Sea-level Rise Adaptation
4:00-4:30 p.m.
Jim Murley, Miami Dade County Chief Resilience Officer: Integrating Regional and Local actions to address short and long term coastal flooding
4:30-5:30 p.m. Discussion (Moderator: Broad; Panel: Murley, Hapke, Hino, Mach, Ruppert, Kousky)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Location: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science - Virginia Key Campus Rosenstiel School Auditorium

Please note the academic sessions are only open to the scientific research community, students, and media. The keynote event is open to the public and will take place at the Coral Gables Campus in the Fieldhouse at the Watsco Center. 

Session 7 Heat Waves/Cold Spells/Fire (Risk) : Chair Ben Kirtman, Professor UM Rosenstiel School
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Hosmay Lopez, NOAA/AOML: Variability, Predictability, and Future Projections of Heat Waves in the United States
9:00-9:30 a.m.
Emily Becker, UM/CIMAS: Can a Multi-model Ensemble Predict Extreme Seasonal Temperatures?
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Peitao Peng, NOAA/Climate Prediction Center: Was the North American Extreme Climate in Winter 2013/2014 a SST Forced Response?
10:00-10:25 a.m. Michael Jarro, Vice President Transmission and Substation, Florida Power & Light: Building a stronger, smarter and more resilient grid
10:25-10:40 a.m. Break 
10:40-11:10 a.m.
Jon Gottschalck, NOAA/CPC: Operational Prediction, Current Development and Ongoing Research of Extreme Events on the S2S Time Scale at the Climate Prediction Center
11:10-11:40 a.m.
Chris Holmes, Florida State University: Living with Fire in Florida
11:40 a.m.- 12:10 p.m.
Rebecca Miller, Stanford: Living with Fire: Wildlife Adaptation in California
12:10-12:40 p.m.
Lightning Talks (3x10 Minutes each)
1. Gavin D. Madakumbura, UCLA: Consecutive Flood and Heatwave in Japan 2018 and Future Increase of Compound Risk
2. Ajay Raghavendra, SUNY-Albany: Floridian Heatwaves and Extreme Precipitation: Observed Trends and Future Climate Projections
3. Madeline McFadden (Wilfred Laurier University): Natural Hazard Risk Management and Knowledge Mobilization in Ontario's Parks
12:40- 1:30 p.m.
Discussion (Moderator: Kirtman; Panel: Lopez, Becker, Miller, Peng, Gottschalck)
1:30 p.m.
Symposium concludes at the Rosenstiel School
3:00-5:30 p.m.
This event is open to the public.
Location: Fieldhouse at the Watsco Center - Coral Gables Campus

Community discussion on the outcomes of the Miami Climate Symposium 2020. A public session featuring a keynote address, Disasters, and Climate Change: The Global and the Local by Adam Sobel, Director of the Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate at Columbia University, and a panel discussion moderated by Bill Weir, CNN chief climate correspondent.