This workshop was sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Resilience Institute (MACRI), Delaware Sea Grant, and the University of Delaware.
MACRI members include:
  • NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science Consortium
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Delaware
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences
  • The Nature Conservancy

Planning Committee

  • John Callahan
    Delaware Geological Survey
  • Wendy Carey
    Delaware Sea Grant
  • Kevin Brinson
    Delaware Environmental Observing System
    Dan Leathers
    UD Dept of Geography DE State Climatologist
  • Tina Callahan
    Delaware Environmental Monitoring & Analysis

DEMAC is funded by

Integrating Coastal Flood Research, Modeling and Monitoring to Improve Coastal Resiliency in the Mid-Atlantic

William Sweet (NOAA CO-OPS) delivers the lunch keynote.
On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, a technical workshop on coastal flooding was held at the University of Delaware, Clayton Hall Conference Center on the Newark campus. This workshop focused on science-based research and the application of data and resources related to modeling and monitoring of coastal flooding in the Mid-Atlantic region. The workshop consisted of both presentations and discussion sessions with a eye toward collaboration. An expected outcome of this workshop is a document summarizing commonalities and geographic coverage overlap among existing efforts and possible directions for collaboration now and into the future.
    Workshop Goals:
  • Improve communication throughout community of coastal flood-related research practitioners
  • Promote an integrated science approach to use existing assets, networks, environmental sensing platforms, early warning system efforts, etc...
  • Identify overlap in geographic coverage and major topics of interest of existing and planned projects
  • Initiate conversation regarding a regional approach to coastal flood-related research and project prioritization

Workshop Program

8:30amContinental Breakfast and Registration
9:00amWelcome and Opening Remarks
 Mohsen Badiey, Acting Dean, College of Earth, Ocean, & Environment, University of Delaware
Caroline Massey, Assistant Director for Management Operations, NASA Wallops
Dan Leathers, Professor, Department of Geography, University of Delaware, and Delaware State Climatologist
9:10amSESSION I. Mid-Atlantic Coastal Flooding Research and Analysis
 Storm Surge Forecasting in the Middle Atlantic Bight: Review and Prospects (pdf) William Boicourt, Professor, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Hydrodynamic Modeling in NOAA’s National Ocean Service in Support of Operational Forecast System Development and Storm Surge Forecasting (pdf) Ed Myers, NOAA NOS Coast Survey Development Laboratory Modeling and Mapping Coastal Flood Risk in the Mid-Atlantic (pdf) Christine Estes Worley, Senior Project Manager, AECOM/RAMPP, a FEMA Region III Mapping Partner North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study: Resilient Adaptation to Identifying Increasing Risk (pdf) J. Bailey Smith, Regional Technical Specialist, National Planning Center for Coastal Storm Risk Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
11:00amBreakout Group Discussion (Session I)
11:45amLunch and Invited Speaker
 From the Extreme to the Mean: The Effects of Sea-Level Rise on Coastal Flooding (pdf) William Sweet, Oceanographer, NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
1:00pmSESSION II. Mid-Atlantic Coastal Flood Monitoring and Early Warning System Initiatives
 USGS SWaTH Network - Rapidly Deployed Sensor Networks (pdf) Mark Nardi, Geographer, U.S. Geological Survey, MD-DE-DC Water Science Center High-resolution Overland Inundation Forecasting for the Issuance of Storm Surge Warnings (pdf) Thomas Herrington, Research Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology The Delaware Coastal Flood Monitoring System (pdf) John Callahan, Research Scientist, Delaware Geological Survey, University of Delaware NWS Advisory/Warning System and Data Used for Coastal Flood Advisories (pdf) Dean Iovino, Coastal Flooding Focal Point, NOAA National Weather Service WFO Mt. Holly, New Jersey
3:00pmBreakout Group Discussion (Session II)
3:45pmSESSION III. Moving Forward - MACRI Collaborations
 Facilitated Group Discussion (pdf) Caroline Massey, Assistant Director for Management Operations, NASA Wallops
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