Miami Climate Symposium 2020: Predicting and Living with Extremes

Presented by the University of Miami January 22-24, 2020

The Miami Climate Symposium 2020: Predicting and Living with Extremes will present the state of the science for understanding climate dynamics and extreme events–and for managing the associated risks.

Organizers

Roni Avissar, Kenny Broad, Amy Clement, Ben Kirtman, Katharine Mach, Brian Soden, University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Date & Time Information

Wed, Jan 22, 2020, 8:30 AM – Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 6:30 PM EST

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Event Details

Extreme weather and climate events pose risk of disasters for people and nature. South Florida is especially vulnerable to climate-related extremes, and the region is striving to find policy solutions that balance human and environmental needs.

The University of Miami’s Miami Climate Symposium 2020: Predicting and Living with Extremes will present the state of the science for understanding climate dynamics and extreme events – and managing the associated risks. The interdisciplinary symposium will discuss the cutting-edge research for predicting extreme events within a changing climate, from the local to international scale.

Experts from UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science will convene and lead other scientific thought leaders, and local stakeholders to:

  • Explore how hurricanes, storm surge, and coastal flooding are exacerbated by long-term climate issues (sea-level rise, salt water intrusion, harmful algal blooms, and extreme heat waves)
  • Discuss adaptation policies and strategies
  • Assess responses to extreme events at the local level.

Throughout the event, a team of “translators” – comprised of journalists with a proven understanding of reporting climate science – will synthesize the presentations and discussions. They will present their findings during the symposium’s capstone closing session, which will be open to the public and the press, and will include a panel discussion with scientists, stakeholders and decision makers.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Tom R. Knutson

NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

Elizabeth A. Barnes

Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science

Adam Sobel

Columbia University, Applied Mathematics / Earth and Environmental Sciences

Roger Pulwarty

NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory

Carolyn Kousky

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Risk Center

And many more

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 8:30-5:00pm

Scientific presentations focusing on current research in physical sciences.

At the conclusion of day one, a poster session and mixer will promote graduate student interactions.

Location: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 8:30am-5:00pm

Conclusion of scientific presentations from day one, leading into more of a focus on cross disciplinary research. Designed to enhance graduate student participation from UM and other institutions.

Location: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Friday, Jan 24, 2020 3:00pm-6:30pm

An afternoon session for community outreach with the scientists, stakeholders, media and the general public. Featuring a key-note speaker and moderated panel discussion. Reception immediately following.

Location: University of Miami Coral Gables Campus

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