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Aspen Wye Fellows: Climate Change and its Impact on the Chesapeake Region

Open to Aspen Wye Fellows only. Society of Fellows members are also welcome to attend.

Dr. Donald F. Boesch

President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)

Climate Change and its Impact on the Chesapeake Bay

March 20, 2015 • 5 PM • River House • Wye, MD

You have undoubtedly heard that the world climate is changing, and that the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are rising. Dr. Boesch will shed important new light on the subject. Dr. Boesch has led a panel of experts in developing an independent study in response to former Governor O’Malley’s Executive Order on Climate Change and “Coast Smart” Construction. The study makes projections on the impact of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay based on an assessment of the latest climate change science and federal guidelines.

Dr. Boesch heads one of the world’s premier research centers focused on ecosystem science, which strives to advance knowledge of the environment and develop new ideas to guide Maryland, the nation and world toward a more sustainable future. UMCES facilities include Horn Point Laboratory, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, Maryland Sea Grant College and Appalachian Laboratory. It explores the science of coastal environments and their watersheds from the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay in the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Coast and beyond.

For more information, call or e-mail Judy Price at [email protected] or 410-820-5432

You have undoubtedly heard that the world climate is changing, and that the waters of the Chesapeake Bay are rising. Dr. Boesch will shed important new light on the subject. Dr. Boesch has led a panel of experts in developing an independent study in response to former Governor O’Malley’s Executive Order on Climate Change and “Coast Smart” Construction. The study makes projections on the impact of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay based on an assessment of the latest climate change science and federal guidelines.

Event information
Date
Fri Mar 20, 2015
5:00pm - 5:00pm GMT+0000
Location
Wye River Conference Center
Queenstown, MD, United States