Now in My Back Yard Rising Sea Level on the Florida Gulf Coast and What Can Be Done About It (Afternoon Session)

APA Florida Chapter, Promised Lands Section


Friday, January 13, 2017
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. EST

Captiva Island, FL, United States

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Now in My Back Yard

Rising Sea Level on the Florida Gulf Coast and What Can Be Done About It - Afternoon Session.


South Seas Resort, Captiva Island


January 13, 2017


A continuation from the morning GIS program. The afternoon is a focus on sea level rise with specific planning ramifications on barrier islands such as Captiva.

Welcome to Captiva—Jay Brown, President, the Captiva Community Panel

Keynote Address: The Coming Reality of Sea Level Rise: Too Fast Too Soon—Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D.

Other topics:  The Coastal Engineering Challenge; :     The Environmental Challenge and Community Options; Medium Range Remedies; Planning solutions. Conversation with community activists and planners in SW Florida.


Joseph van Gaalen

Opening speaker Joseph F. van Gaalen is the Director of Academic Assessment at Florida SouthWestern. He is also a 2013 National Association of Geoscience Teachers Outstanding Faculty Awardee and former faculty member at Coastal Carolina University, home to the largest marine science program on the east coast. He has conducted ... Read More

Rae Ann Wessel

Rae Ann Wessel is a limnologist and marine scientist with over 30 years of experience working in the environmental field in South Florida. She currently serves as the Natural Resource Policy Director for SCCF, the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. For 19 years, Rae Ann managed her own environmental consulting firm dealing ... Read More

Harold Wanless

Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami. Dr. Wanless received his B.A. in Geology at Princeton University, his M.S. in Marine Geology at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami ... Read More

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