In an effort to improve the coordination and delivery of climate, weather, and preparedness-related information, a series of public events dedicated to enhancing awareness of climate-related coastal events and providing tools to empower communities are being held in critically-affected sectors and coastal communities of New York City.

The Forums includes speaker presentations and an interactive ‘tools café,’ empowering communities with tools and resources to protect themselves. Communities have to opportunity to interact with weather and climate scientists, emergency managers, other city officials, and fellow community members.

The topics shift with the seasons and bring the useful and relevant information to the local communities, as opposed to asking them to come to the experts. Scientists, city officials, and emergency managers present on the risks of the season, including the shift from the hurricane season to the Nor’easter season, preparing for the hurricane season, flooding and flood preparedness, and extreme heat.

To date, the Science and Resilience Institute has held the following Climate Forums:

  • November 2016: “From Hurricanes to Snow Storms” Held at Brighton Beach/ Coney Island, Brooklyn.
    Partners: NY Sea Grant, Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, National Weather Service: Weather Forecasting Office, Upton, NY, New York Aquarium, New York City Emergency Management, Stevens Institute of Technology.
  • March 2017: “Rising above the Flood” Held at Canarsie, Brooklyn.
    Partners: NY Sea Grant, Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, Stevens Institute of Technology, New York City Department of City Planning, New York City Emergency Management, Canarsie Community Emergency Response Team, Neighborhood Housing Services Brooklyn, Hebrew Educational Society.
  • May 2017: “Beat the Heat” Held at Far Rockaway, Queens.
    Partners: NY Sea Grant, Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, New York City Office of Resiliency and Recovery, New York City Department of Health, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, New York City Emergency Management, Rockaway Waterfront Alliance.
  • September 2017: “Hurricanes and Hurricane Preparedness” Held at Brighton Beach/ Coney Island, Brooklyn.
    Partners: NY Sea Grant, Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast, National Weather Service: Weather Forecasting Office, Upton, NY, Federal Emergency Management Agency, New York City Emergency Management, New York City Department for City Planning, Neighborhood Housing Services Brooklyn New York Aquarium.

Many thanks to our partners!!

Feel free to view photos of the events.

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