Directions to SUNY Maritime

When you arrive to the SUNY Maritime College campus, please stop at the gate and tell the guard you are going to the NYMSC conference. They will provide you with a map of the campus and directions on where to park. The conference will be held in the New Academic...

Speaker Abstracts and Bios

Adam Parris Mapping resilience not risk: Turning the tide in New York City and Jamaica Bay Abstract: Resilience in urban coastal areas is affected by actions at multiple levels from individuals to community groups to city, state and federal governments. At any level,...

NYMSC 2015 Conference “Protecting our Coastal Environments: The Outlook for Green and Gray Solutions”

NYMSC Annual Conference

24 October 2015


SUNY Maritime College

Protecting our Coastal Environments: The Outlook for Green and Gray Solutions

Our coastal environment is increasingly threatened by over-development, harmful algal blooms, destructive storm surges and rising sea level. Two broad approaches to these threats have been proposed:  “Green” solutions that seek to use vegetation or organisms to improve water quality and protect coastlines, and “Gray” solutions that use hard structures and storm barriers.  These two approaches are often viewed as mutually exclusive.

The purpose of the 2015 NYMSC conference is to provide a forum where diverse perspectives on green and gray solutions can be presented and discussed. The program brings together experts from the conservation communities, government environmental agencies, academic scientists, and the professional engineering community.  Sessions will focus on regulatory and economic aspects of coastal protection and present several examples of both green and gray infrastructure projects.  The diversity of ideas and opinions will be discussed and argued in an afternoon debate.

There will be a student poster competition, for both graduate and undergraduate students, with a $250 prize. More information will be coming on that matter, as well as how to register for the conference. Please stay tuned.

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