2023-03-01 | 12:00 PT | Online

From Icefields to The Ocean: Predicting Deglaciation for Coastal Resilience


Signs of a changing climate are already being felt across the Northeast Pacific region. As temperatures warm, glaciers are melting with wide-ranging impacts to watersheds, ecosystems and coastal communities. Join the Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific for a look at how we can predict the rate of glacier change, how ecosystems adapt to these changes and how coastal communities are mitigating and planning for resilience to change now, and into the future.

We are pleased to welcome two speakers on the topic of rapid climate change in the Northeast Pacific region:

Dr. Brian Menounos is a professor of the Geography Program at the University of Northern British Columbia and a Canada Research Chair in Glacier Change. Brian's research is aimed at understanding past and present climate change in western Canada.

Dr. Davin Holen is the Alaska Sea Grant Coastal Community Resilience Specialist. His work is dedicated to providing expertise, research, and extension services that enhance the culture and well-being of coastal communities across Alaska. Davin works collaboratively with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at UAF’s International Arctic Research Center.

We'll hear from our speakers, then it's your turn! We invite participants to join the moderated conversation. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions and share your perspectives.

Early Career Ocean Professionals (ECOPs) are invited to stay online at the conclusion of the dialogue (1–1:30pm PST) to discuss, debrief and exchange ideas with the speakers in a focussed session co-led with ECOP Canada.

March 1, 2023, 12–1pm PST (with extended 1–1:30pm ECOP session)
Online via Zoom
Ocean Decade Collaborative Center for the Northeast Pacific

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