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Rising sea levels are threat to ports, experts say

10-27-2013

Orange County Register

Joshua Stewart

Due to rising sea levels, storms will make it more likely that the Port of Long Beach’s wharves will be damaged, critical roads submerged and utilities harmed, bringing activity at one of the state’s economic hubs to a disruptive lurch, experts say.

The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change

01-13-2016

Brendan Smith

or decades environmentalists have fought to save our oceans from the perils of overfishing, climate change, and pollution. All noble efforts -- but what if environmentalists have it backwards? What if the question is not how to save the oceans, but how the oceans can save us?

Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

Submitted by Derek F on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:48

As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions.

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Brazil Geodesign Presentation 3 - Summer 2015

Submitted by ashjeet on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 13:51

Global Energy Network International 
Summer Series: Geodesign 2015
SESSION 3 
- Thursday July 23 - "Maps tell the story of San Diego and Northern Baja. We are Connected"

Geodesign* - Engineering the Transition to
Renewable Energy and Clean Water for All

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Falk Fedderson


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Integrative Oceanography Division - Scripps Institution of Oceanography


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Falk Fedderson is an Associate Research Oceanographer with the Integrated Oceanography Division of SIO. His area of interest is surf-zone and near-shore physical Oceanography.  He has also co-hosted with the Ocean Institute the Surf Science Teen Conferences at SIO for high school students.




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Reno Harnish


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Scripps Institution of Oceanography


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Reno works for a better environment.  In 2009 he founded and is currently the Director of the Center for Environment and National Security at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  He has organized and led two symposia mixing scientists with Washington policy makers and does grant work for the EPA, USAID and World Bank.  He served in the Department of State in Washington as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment, Science and Health.




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Ralph Keeling


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Scripps Institution of Oceanography


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Subject Matter Expert

Ralph Keeling is the current program director of the Scripps CO2 Program. He is also a Professor and the Principal Investigator for the Atmospheric Oxygen Research Group at SIO.   Keeling’s research has focused primarily on atmospheric processes but he has recently turned also to studying oxygen in the ocean.




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