Middlebury Institute at Monterey: Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 1st, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Transparency Matters: Using High-Tech Maps and Open Data to Reform Land and Coastal Management in Indonesia
McGowan 102

Middlebury Institute alumna Lisa Johnson, Research Analyst with the Food, Forests and Water Program, World Resources Institute

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

New Paradigm for Coastal Management-Climate Change Adaptation for California's Coast
Morse Building (B104)

Abe Doherty, Climate Change Policy Adviser, California Ocean Protection Council, California Natural Resources Agency

Wednesday, October 7th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Obstacles and Opportunities for Designing and Implementing Water Markets
McGowan 100

Brian Richter, Chief Scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Program

Monday, October 19th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Fourth Revolution in Urban Water: Lessons from the Monterey Peninsula
McGowan 100

David Sedlak, Malozemoff Professor in Mineral Engineering, Co-director of Berkeley Water Center, and Director of Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE), University of California, Berkeley

Tuesday, October 20th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Baby Steps to Giant Leaps: What Is Needed to Address Climate Change in the Coast Zones
Morse Building (B104)

Robert Young, Professor, Geology; Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources, Western Carolina University

Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

An Evening with Sylvia Earle, Featuring a Screening of Mission Blue
Irvine Auditorium

Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society, Former Chief Scientist, NOAA

Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (S.E.A.) to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots – special places that are vital to the health of the ocean, the blue heart of our planet. They are uniting a global coalition of partners to inspire an upwelling of public awareness, access and support for a worldwide network of marine protected areas. From the seamounts of the high seas to the shallow sunlit reefs, Mission Blue seeks to bring about a significant increase in ocean protection from less than three percent today to 20% by the year 2020.

Tuesday, October 27th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Innovative Market-Based Solutions to Address the IndoPacific Lionfish in the Western Atlantic
Morse Building (B104)

Philip Karp
, Principle Knowledge Management Officer, Social, Urban, Rural and Resiliency Global Practice and the World Bank

Tuesday, November 3rd, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

An Evening with Deborah Kramer
Irvine Auditorium

Deborah Cramer, Author and Visiting Scholar, MIT Earth System Initiative

In The Narrow Edge: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey, author Deborah Cramer accompanies tiny sandpipers, red knots, along their extraordinary 19,000 mile annual migration. She tracks birds on remote windswept beaches along the Strait of Magellan; bug-infested hunting preserves and gleaming oyster banks in South Carolina; and onto the icy Arctic tundra where they nest. The Narrow Edge is a firsthand account of the tenacity of life along the sea edge, and an inspiring portrait of loss, resilience and renewal, and the courage of humans. Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer-winning author of The Sixth Extinction, wrote that, “The Narrow Edge is at once an intimate portrait of the small red knot and a much larger exploration of our wondrous, imperiled world.” National Geographic Conservation Fellow Tom Lovejoy wrote that Cramer’s account is “more thrilling than the Kentucky Derby.”

Tuesday, November 10th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Shark Tales: The Connections Between U.S. Marine Policies and Global Conservation Iniatives
Morse Building (B104)

Jean Flemma, Strategic Policy and Planning Consultant

Tuesday, November 17th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Coastal Adaptation in California: The Nature Conservancy's Perspective
Morse Building (B104)

  • Sarah Newkirk, Coastal Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
  • Kelly Leo, Land Sea Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy

Tuesday, December 1st, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Climate Adaptation & Mitigation in Coastal Waters: The Role of the Environmental Protection Agency
Morse Building (B104)

Dolores Wessen, Senior Advisor, Ocean and Coastal Protection Division, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Tuesday, December 8th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

How Ocean Sciences Enable Sound Policy and Economic Decisions
Morse Building (B104)

Middlebury institute alumnus Nick Rome, Program Associate for the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee, Consortium for Ocean Leadership