International Integration Workshop on Sea-Level Rise, Merida, Yucatan, Oct , 2013 Program

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1 Monday, October 21. City Express Merida, City 1 Meeting Room. 8:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast (Provided in City 2 Meeting Room) 8:30-9:00 Inauguration Ceremony Romeo de Coss, Director, CINVESTAV Merida (Speaker) Jorge Euan, Head of the Marine Resources Department, CINVESTAV Merida Victor Vidal, Lead Ocean Resources Investigator, CINVESTAV Merida and Coordinator, Climate Change Network of SE Mexico Gerardo Gold, Coordinator, GoM Large Marine Ecosystem Project, UNIDO (Speaker) Porfirio Alvarez, Technical Secretary, Mexican Consortium of Marine Investigation Institutions of the GoM (Speaker) Joel Salomon, Southeast Regional Director, CONACYT (Speaker) Tomas Gonzalez, Director General, Yucatan State Council of Science and Technology Mikell Smith, Manager, Gulf of Mexico Foundation and Coordinator, Habitat Conservation and Restoration Team, Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Speaker) Eric Gustafson, Executive Director, Gulf of Mexico Foundation, Mexico Chapter and General Coordinator of the Workshop (Speaker) 9:00-10:10 Panel : Sea-Level Rise in the Gulf of Mexico : Observed and Potential Impacts on the Ecosystem and Communities, Facilitator : Just Cebrian, Senior Marine Scientist and Professor of Marine Sciences, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

2 John Anderson, W Maurice Ewing Professor of Oceanography, Rice University - The Response of Gulf Coastal Environments to Accelerated Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change Jorge Euan, Head of the Marine Resources Department, CINVESTAV Merida - Tendencias de Aumento en el Nivel del Mar en el Golfo de México y el Caribe / Sea-Level Rise Tendencies in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Lilia Gama, Under-Secretary of Environmental Protection, Ministry of Ecology, Tabasco - La Vulnerabilidad del Sureste Mexicano ante el Cambio Climático; el a de Acción de Tabasco / Vulnerability of the Southeast Mexican Gulf States to Climate Change; Tabasco s Action Saul Miranda Alonso, Coordinator, Center for Climate Change Studies, Ministry of Civil Protection, State of Veracruz - Los Efectos Socio-Económicos Potenciales del Aumento en el Nivel del Mar sobre Veracruz / Potential Socio-Economic Effects of Sea-Level Rise on the State of Veracruz 10:10-11:20 Panel : Restoration of Gulf Coastal Wetlands in the Midst of a Rise in Sea- Level, Facilitator : Jorge Herrera, Lead Ocean Resources Investigator, CINVESTAV Merida Just Cebrian, Senior Marine Scientist and Professor of Marine Sciences, Dauphin Island Sea Lab Julia Cherry, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alabama - Using Experimental Weirs to Test the Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Marsh Ecosystem Function Juan Manuel Labougle, ENDESU - La Restauración de Humedales Costeros en el Delta del Río Bravo, Tamaulipas y en Laguna de Términos, Campeche / Coastal Wetlands Restoration on the Rio Bravo Delta, Tamaulipas and in Laguna de Terminos, Campeche

3 Jeff DeQuattro, Coastal Projects Manager, TNC Alabama - Improving Coastal Resiliency through Habitat Restoration and Community Engagement 11:20-11:35 Coffee Break 11:35-12:45 Panel: Protection and Reinstatement of Mangroves and Wetlands in Florida and the Yucatan Peninsula, Facilitator : Ricardo Torres, Investigator, University of Quintana Roo Carlos Coronado, Senior Environmental Scientist, South Florida Water Management District - Mangrove Response to Increasing Sea-Level Rise : Implications for Restoring the Florida Everglades Jorge Herrera, Lead Ocean Resources Investigator, CINVESTAV Merida - Esquema Conceptual para la Restauración del Manglar en la Península de Yucatán / Conceptual Framework for Mangrove Restoration in the Yucatan Peninsula Alejandro Franco, Manager, Forest Environmental Services, Yucatan, Mexican Forest Commission - Fondo Forestal Mexicano para la Conservación y Restauración de los Manglares / Mexican Forest Fund for the Conservation and Restoration of Mangroves Arturo Zaldivar, Coordinator, Mangrove Restoration Pilot Project, Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem Project, UNIDO - Trabajando hacia un a Regional de Conservación y Restauración del Manglar en el Golfo de México Mexicano / Working Toward a Regional Mangrove Conservation and Restoration in the Mexican Gulf of Mexico 12:45-2:30 Lunch (Provided in City 2 Meeting Room) Presentation on the Mexican Consortium of Marine Investigation Institutions of the Gulf of Mexico by Technical Secretary Porfirio Alvarez

4 2:30-3:40 Panel : Measurement and Mitigation of Sea-Level Rise s Long-Term Impacts on Wetland Equilibrium and Coastal Erosion, Facilitator : Just Cebrian, Senior Marine Scientist and Professor of Marine Sciences, Dauphin Island Sea Lab James Morris, Director, Belle Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences, University of S Carolina - Hindcasting and Forecasting Gulf of Mexico Coastal Wetlands Antonio Marquez, Researcher, Autonomous Metropolitan University - Confrontando el Aumento en el Nivel del Mar y la Erosión Costera en el Golfo Mexicano / Confronting SLR and Coastal Erosion in the Mexican Gulf 3:40-3:55 Coffee Break 3:55-5:00 Panel: Evaluation of the Potential Effects of Sea-Level Rise on the Gulf under different Scenarios using Computer Models, Facilitator: Julia Cherry, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alabama Amy Polaczyk, Warren Pinnacle Consulting, Inc. - Preview of the Upcoming Northern Gulf of Mexico Vulnerability Assessment Michael Thompson, Coastal and Marine GIS Analyst, TNC Texas - Results and Lessons Learned from SLAMM Modeling in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Kristin de Marco, GOMA HCRT Technology Development Subcommittee, PhD Candidate Louisiana State University - Current GOMA HCRT Development of Sea-Level Rise Scenarios and Gulf Coast Vulnerability Assessment Victor Vidal, Lead Ocean Resources Investigator, CINVESTAV Merida and Coordinator, Climate Change Network of SE Mexico - La Experiencia Inicial Mexicana con SLAMM / Mexico s Initial SLAMM Modeling Experience 5:00-5:15 Final Remarks - Eric Gustafson

5 Tuesday, October 22. City Express Merida, City 1 Meeting Room. 8:00-8:30 Breakfast (Provided in City 2 Meeting Room) 8:30-11:00 Group Discussion - Facilitator : Julia Cherry Identification of Habitat Restoration/Conservation Planning, Adaptation, and Implementation Needs in the Face of Sea-Level Rise Assessment Discussion of Potential Applications of SLAMM6 and other Sea-Level Rise Assessment Methodologies 11:00-11:15 Coffee Break 11:15-1:00 SLAMM6 Presentation - Amy Polaczyk, Warren Pinnacle Consulting Identification and Instruction of Afternoon Breakout Teams 1:00-2:30 Lunch (Provided in City 2 Meeting Room) Presentation on the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem Project, UN Industrial Development Organization, by Project Coordinator Gerardo Gold 2:30-4:15 Interactive Technical Session by Amy Polaczyk, Warren Pinnacle Consulting : 4:15-4:30 Coffee Break Breakout Teams - Application of SLAMM6 to Habitat Restoration/Conservation Planning and Implementation 4:30-5:00 Team Reports

6 5:00-5:30 Final Remarks and Open Discussion - Amy Polaczyk / Julia Cherry Wednesday, October 23. City Express Merida, City 1 Meeting Room. 8:00-8:30 Breakfast (Provided in Hotel Restaurant La Molienda ) 8:30-11:00 Discussion and Nomination of Potential Joint Projects - Led by Eric Gustafson / Mikell Smith 11:00-11:15 Coffee Break 11:15-1:00 Group Prioritization of Nominated Joint Projects 1:00-2:30 Lunch (Provided in Hotel Meal Area) 2:30-4:00 Planning for International Integration Workshop on Sediment Management, Mexico City, Spring Led by Eric Gustafson / Mikell Smith 4:00-4:30 Final Remarks - Eric Gustafson / Mikell Smith

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