The Nestucca Valley Community Alliance is sponsoring the first in what is planned to be a continuing series of “science pubs”. The speaker, Dr. Peter Ruggiero, is an Oregon State University (OSU) coastal hazards specialist whose presentation is titled “Envisioning Tillamook County Coastal Futures: Adapting to Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Hazards”.
The talk will be on Monday, February 10, 2014, at the Pelican Pub and Brewery, 33180 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City, OR, 503-965-7007. The presentation will begin with a preview of upcoming NVCA activities and a Tillamook coast trivia contest at 6:00 pm, followed by Dr. Ruggiero’s talk at 6:20 pm.
What will the coast along Tillamook County look like in 30 years? How will rising sea level, increasing storminess, and accelerating development pressures affect local residents and visitors to the coast? These are questions that Dr. Ruggiero and fellow researchers at OSU hope to answer through the Tillamook County Coastal Futures Project. In this effort the OSU team is working with a diverse group of local residents to develop the information and tools necessary to design climate-resilient strategies along the Tillamook County coast.