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GLIN==> News Advisory -- Expert to Address Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Property



NEWS ADVISORY

For More Information: Gene Clark, Coastal Engineering Specialist, UW Sea
Grant Institute, (715) 394-8472

EXPERT TO ADDRESS EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON COASTAL PROPERTY

Philip Keillor, expert on coastal hazards along Wisconsin's Great Lakes
shores, will visit Concordia University Wisconsin to discuss what
coastal communities and property owners need to know about climate
change.

He will address "Climate Change Coming to the Coasts of Wisconsin: How
It May Affect Coastal Communities and Property Owners" at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15, in the Todd Wehr Auditorium, on the Concordia
University Wisconsin campus, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive. Parking is
available in the Heidelberg parking lot, directly south of the
auditorium.

Keillor helped shoreline communities manage coastal hazards throughout
his 30-year career as the UW-Madison Sea Grant Institute's Coastal
Engineering Specialist. Since retiring in 2004, he has taken a keen
interest in climate change studies and how future scenarios could affect
coastal property.

Keillor will discuss plausible scenarios of future climate change in the
state and Great Lakes Region, the uncertainties surrounding these
scenarios, and how lake levels and the stability of coastal slopes could
be affected. He will also address the present situation of the coasts
and will propose ways to increase the short-term and long-range
resiliency of coastal lands and coastal investments to a changing
climate.

Keillor's lecture is part of the 2007 seminar series "Climate Change in
the Great Lakes Region: Starting a Public Discussion," sponsored by the
UW Sea Grant Institute and Ozaukee County and funded by the Wisconsin
Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. See www.seagrant.wisc.edu/climatechange for details and
updates.

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Conceived in 1966, Sea Grant is a national network of 30
university-based programs of research, outreach, and education for
enhancing the practical use and conservation of coastal, ocean and Great
Lakes resources to create a sustainable economy and environment. The
National Sea Grant Network is a partnership of participating coastal
states, private industry, and the National Sea Grant College Program,
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce. 

www.seagrant.wisc.edu 


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Kathleen Schmitt
Science Writer
Aquatic Sciences Center
Sea Grant Institute and Water Resources Institute
University of Wisconsin 
239 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1177
phone 608.262.6393
fax 608.262.0591
kmschmitt@aqua.wisc.edu
www.seagrant.wisc.edu
www.wri.wisc.edu



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