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Lecture on Coastal Hazards at Massachusetts Coastal Workshop

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Jeff Williams (Woods Hole Field Center) was the principal speaker at the Shoreline Processes Workshop held in Plymouth, MA, on April 16. It was the first of four workshops in the Coastal Hazards Workshop Series cosponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers (MALSCE), and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers Section/ASCE (BSCES).

The purpose of the series is to educate local coastal managers and the public about the latest scientific findings about coastal processes, management, and planning tools relating to coastal-hazard issues. Jeff discussed the geologic factors and processes driving erosion and marine transgression, as well as options for dealing with coastal erosion. He also presented the latest scientific thinking on climate change, and the scientific consensus on relative sea-level rise and its potential effects on accelerating erosion and wetland loss around the world.

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