Discusson about the Rising Tides

November 3, 2021 - 7:00 PM
CoastWatch, Oregon Coastal Management Program

Marina Psaros
Marina Psaros

We’re in the final weeks of Oregon Shores’ 50th anniversary year, during which we have hosted speakers from around the country who have helped us envision coastal conservation challenges during the next 50 years.  And we’re on the cusp of this year’s King Tides Project, sponsored by CoastWatch and the state’s Coastal Management Program, through which volunteer photographers trace the reach of the year’s highest tides.

Our speaker on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., will both prepare us for this year’s 12th Oregon King Tides Project, and help us contemplate the growing impacts of rising tides.  Marina Psaros is in fact one of the founders of the worldwide King Tides Project, and still helps to organize the California branch of this global effort to document sea level rise and preview future shorelines.  She is a sustainability expert who has led climate action programs across public, private, and nonprofit organizations for over a decade.  She directs YESS (Youth Exploring Sea Level Rise Science), which empowers high school students to engage directly in climate change solutions in their own communities.

Most recently she has co-authored (with Christina Conklin) The Atlas of Disappearing Places: Our Coasts and Oceans in the Climate Crisis.

Speaking informally in a “fireside chat” format and taking questions, Marina will describe the origins of the King Tides Project, and give us a glimpse of how the project is faring around the world.  She will then turn to the growing impacts of sea level rise and other climatic impacts on coasts around the world, and what this might mean for the West Coast.  There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.

To register for this event, go here.