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Policy Paper and Outcome Metrics
Melissa A. Kenney, Leonard Nurse, Betsy Albright, Maya Buchanan, Ainsley Lloyd, Ariana
Sutton-Grier, Kim Penn, Sean Townsend, John Post, Yaser Abunnasr, Robert Walker
• Objective(s) and Primary Outcome(s):
– To understand the flexibility in existing policies, incentives, or
disincentives for employing holistic coastal resilience strategies
– To develop resilience indicators that are useful for assessing the state
of resilience and for informing resilience planning decisions (this is
not a priority for this year)
– Development of peer-reviewed manuscripts, development of indicator
that is tested with potential user communities
• What we’ve accomplished
– Sent email to get started
– Pulling together information from Jamaica presentations
– Kenney’s research team is developing an indicator synthesis that will
have some utility for supporting the outcome metrics work
Policy Paper and Outcome Metrics
Melissa A. Kenney, Leonard Nurse, Betsy Albright, Maya Buchanan, Ainsley Lloyd, Ariana
Sutton-Grier, Kim Penn, Sean Townsend, John Post, Yaser Abunnasr, Robert Walker
Policy Paper
• Fall 2015: Outline policy paper
• Fall 2015/Spring 2016: Collect data and assess
country or state policies
• Spring 2016: Identify major themes and draft
paper
• Spring/Summer 2016: Submit paper
Outcome Metrics
• Fall 2015/Spring 2016: Identify useful themes and
existing resilience metrics and their uses
• Spring/Summer 2016: Scoped for development in
Year 4
Funding – Undergraduates
Don DeGroot, Thomas Sheahan, Elisabeth Hamin, Robert Ryan
Objective and Primary Outcome:
– obtain funding to support undergraduate students to participate in the
SAGE network and in particular to work on case studies (e.g., student
exchanges to gather data at Northeast vs. Caribbean sites)
– focus primarily (to start) on looking at funding opportunities from National
Science Foundation (e.g., supplemental funding for RCN, REU Site, …). NSF
supplemental funding is generally easy to get (up to 20% of budget and no
peer review, i.e., up to Program Manager)
What we’ve accomplished
– June 2015: Contacted NSF RCN Program Manager who said would not
support a supplemental funding request because RCN SEES program is
being discontinued.
– June 2015: Contacted Richard J. Fragaszy (NSF Cluster Leader, Resilient &
Sustainable Infrastructure and Program Manager Geotechnical Engineering)
– said would consider request but contact him in October 2015
FUNDING -- NOAA
• Hamin and Kirshen along with 2 non-SAGE
resource economists put in proposal for
Coastal Resiliency grant (July 2015)
• Would fund case studies + field experiment in
participatory community resilience planning
• 30+ pages with NOAA partners and east coast
communities
• Can seek other venues for this idea
Funding – Undergraduates
Don DeGroot, Thomas Sheahan, Elisabeth Hamin, Robert Ryan
Future Plans:
– Contact NSF's Richard Fragaszy in October 2015 about RCN supplement
funding request.
– Consider submitting NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Site proposal (NSF 13-542). Deadline is typically end of August. It will
require a significant amount of work to prepare such a proposal.
– Contact NSF's International Programs office
– Search for other (non- NSF) undergraduate/graduate education and
research funding opportunities
Statement of Expertise
Don De Groot, Pamela Patrick, Fernando Gilbes, and Yaser Abunnasr
Objective:
– prepare a Statement of Expertise document that describes the expertise,
experience and activities of all the SAGE network members
– purpose is to provide a single, standalone document (PDF) that can be
used 1) as a resource by SAGE members (e.g., when preparing
proposals), 2) as a "marketing tool" when contacting other organizations
and non-traditional funding sources (e.g., private foundations, World
Bank, reinsurance companies), and 3) to track collaborations among
SAGE members that have resulted from the network
What we’ve accomplished
– Prepared a draft questionnaire to send to SAGE members requesting
information
Statement of Expertise
Don De Groot, Pamela Patrick, Fernando Gilbes, and Yaser Abunnasr
Future Plans:
– Draft format/content for Statement of Expertise document; send out for
comments (Oct 2015).
– Finalize expertise questionnaire and send to SAGE members (Nov 2015).
– Complete Statement of Expertise document (end of Dec 2015)
Local Case Studies
Chair Robert Ryan
Members: Yaser Abunnasr, John Duff, Jim Kosteras, Rob Walker, Fernando
Gilbes, Paul Kirshen, Rob Pirani, Robert Weiss, Elisabeth Albright, John Post,
Leonard Nurse, John Charlery.
Objectives/ Goals
1. Develop a case study methodology for coastal climate change
adaptation.
2. Develop pilot study case studies from Northeast US and Carribbean.
Work to Date
1. Phone Conference Call 9/17/15
2. Review summary of notes from Jamaica workshop.
3. Review of draft case study form developed by Elis. Hamin.
4. Living Shoreline case study data base from Rob Walker.
5. Develop pilot study case studies from Northeast US and Carribbean
Outcomes/ Future Plans
1.
2.
3.
4.
Discussed need for clearer objectives for case studies (Elis to
help develop).
Need to determine audience- ex. Policy makers, leaders,
less for academics.
Need to develop a methodology that fulfills clearer
objectives.
Need for criteria for choosing case studies: Built projects,
hybrid/green solutions, scale issues.
Future plans and proposed milestones
1.
2.
3.
Conf. call to be scheduled.
Seek information on potential case studies.
Liaison with Elisbeth’s RA on the project.
Join the conversation
Pose the big important questions,e.g.,
BioScience
Starting point:
SAGE participants send [email protected]
• 2-3 important questions re: resilienceinfrastructure;
• willingness (yes/no) to be part of initial
question solicitation team.
on/before October 16th.
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