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"A network of networks" - GLAF 2016 will bring together practitioners and researchers from across the Great Lakes region of Canada and the United States for 3 days of sharing climate adaptation and resilience solutions and products in an engaged learning program.
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Wednesday, October 5 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
Climate 101

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Mini-seminar introducing climate change adaptation to newcomers, including an overview of primary climate change impacts, and climate adaptation activities and practitioners for the Great Lakes Region, led by Northeast Climate Science Center and GLISA.

10:00: Introduction and Welcome (Jeff Andresen, Michigan State University, and Alex Bryan, Northeast Climate Science Center) 
10:20: Climate Change Overview, Part 1 (Alex Bryan) Introduction to climate change across the U.S. and Northeast; key findings from the last NCA, and overview of science of climate change
10:45: Climate Change Overview, Part 2 (Omar Gates, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessments Center)
Deep dive into climate change in the Great Lakes region, including historic observations and future changes. Explanation of relationship between the lakes and regional climate and information from select GLISA resources tailored for the Great Lakes Region.
11:15: Questions and discussion
11:30: Climate Impacts and Adaptation Actions in the Great Lakes Region, and Adaptation Network, Leaders, and Resources in the Great Lakes Region (Beth Gibbons, American Society of Adaptation Professionals)
11:50: Discussions and Questions
12:00 p.m.: Lunch as a group, and discussions and questions continued

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Jeff Andresen

Professor of Geography, Michigan State University
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Alex Bryan

Climate Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeast Climate Science Center
Dr. Alex Bryan of the Northeast Climate Science Center provides guidance on climate assessments and scenarios to help partners and stakeholders of the Center make informed decisions toward climate change adaptation. He earned his doctoral degree in atmospheric science at the University of Michigan, where he explored atmospheric interactions with vegetation in climate and atmospheric chemistry models. His current work explores the utility of... Read More →

Omar Gates

Climatologist, Great Lakes Integrated Sciences + Assessments/University of Michigan Climate Center
Omar Gates is a climatologist from the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Program at the University of Michigan. One of his roles is being the data programmer for the Great Lakes Adaptation Data Suite, which hosts multiple data sets pertaining to the Great Lakes region. Some of his primary tasks include data collection and processing through the use of different programming languages such as Python.
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Beth Gibbons

Managing Director, American Society of Adaptation Professionals

Wednesday October 5, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Forum Hall, 4th Floor Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor

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