CHOW Plenary Deep Dive — Resilient Coastal Communities

Our seascapes and coastal landscapes are experiencing rapid change and so are the communities who call these coasts home. As the global climate crisis accelerates, individuals are working together in communities to define the future of their health and livelihoods, the only way to ensure survival. 

Old Fisherman’s Wharf along Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Photo credit: Wendy Brickman

As policy makers at the federal, state and local level grapple with the different degrees of politics to pass laws and local policy initiatives to address the climate crisis, the communities with the greatest burdens have little time to wait.  These resilient coastal communities are often at the forefront of developing solutions to the climate crisis.  

The solutions need to incorporate social justice and equity across all levels of the vulnerabilities that go beyond the physical environment. 

Listen and learn firsthand from individuals working to protect the quality of life in their communities, as they share their experiences, and the strategies that their communities are developing to prepare for and address the climate crisis as this panel explores the work underway. 


Join us for Capitol Hill Ocean Week’s “Resilient Coastal Communities” plenary, sponsored by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, for this discussion. Monica Patrice Barra, Ph.D., of the University of South Carolina’s School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment moderates the panel featuring Sandy Ha Nguyen of Coastal Communities Consulting, Inc.; Victoria Herrmann Ph.D. of The Arctic Institute; and Colette Pichon Battle, Esq., of Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy. The session will also feature remarks from House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Congresswoman Kathy Castor of Florida and Chair of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici of Oregon, and Radhika Fox of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 8th  from 4 – 5:00 PM EST and register to join the conversation during Capitol Hill Ocean Week.

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