PI CSC Participates in Workshop to Understand Flooding on Reef-lined Island Coasts
Pacific Islands Climate Science Center scientists Phil Thompson, Chip Fletcher and Tiffany Anderson, from the University of Hawai’i Mānoa, and PI CSC Director Dave Helweg, gathered from February 5-7, 2018 to participate in the workshop “Understanding Flooding on Reef-lined Island Coasts,” in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The workshop was supported by the NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service and the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program.
Stakeholders and scientists from around the world were brought together to work on improving society’s ability to understand and forecast incidents of coastal flooding on island coasts. Participants addressed the current state of knowledge of coastal flooding along tropical, coral reef-lined coasts, identified gaps in technology, and outlined future opportunities for collaboration. The overall goal of the workshop was to develop a consortium of experts and lay out a pathway to provide forecasting tools for coastal hazard risk reduction.
This workshop was also run in collaboration with Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Deltares, and under the auspices of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Blue Planet, Oceans, and Society initiative.