Presentation on theme: "Why am I here? See what youve gone through and are going through Provide a different perspective See if CSC can be of use When two people think exactly."— Presentation transcript:
Why am I here? See what youve gone through and are going through Provide a different perspective See if CSC can be of use When two people think exactly alike, only one person is thinking.
Conserving Americas coasts by providing tools, data, and expertise to local, state, and federal partners.
Primary Areas of Expertise Geographic information systems Data and information Training Remote sensing Social science
Training Process skills Geospatial technology Coastal issues Peer-to-Peer Education Coastal Zone conference series GeoTools Meeting facilitation Coastal Services magazine How-to Guides Coastal Connections HURREVAC GPS Guide
Data and Information Land cover Topography Benthic data Historical shorelines Data tools Hurricane data resources
Technical Assistance Training Needs assessments Facilitation Focus groups Survey assistance
Coastal Inundation Visualization Tool – Oregon T-HAT – American Samoa Nonpoint-Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool Risk and vulnerability assessments Harmful algal bloom forecast system Decision- Support Tools
Upcoming Activities Coastal resiliency indices Integrated ocean observing system Digital coast Land cover data Social science fellowships Ecosystem-based training ResilientAmerica.us HumanDimensions.gov
What Ive Noticed Optimism –Administrative support for balanced development (protect but use) –Committed individuals & agencies Skepticism –New divisions of responsibilities Between Districts & Agencies –Changing target(s) –Rushed process
What Ive Noticed Possibilities –Administrative support –Need to make this work for all not be a hurdle –Alaska is continually evolving –The need is NOW
Clear Communication is Key Consider the order to "Secure the Building". When the Marines get the order, "Secure the Building", the Marines go into the building, capture everybody, put guns in the windows and doors, and nobody gets in or out. The Building is Secure. When the Army gets the order, "Secure the Building", the Army sets up a perimeter around the building, nothing gets in or out of the building. The Building is Secure. When the Navy gets the order, "Secure the Building", the Navy locks all the doors and windows and leaves. The Building is Secure. When the Air Force gets the order, "Secure the Building", the Air Force signs a 12 month lease. The Building is Secure.
Walk a mile in their shoes… Maybe there are places for these different things Heather Lende on community comments on changing uses. Cant push groups together… they need to pull together –Requires a common, shared goal –Maybe the Review of current status