UPEI Climate Research Lab to visit four more PEI communities at risk of sea-level rise

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Monday, June 11, 2018
Waves lap the shore in Victoria in 2014. (Don Jardine photo)

Researchers from UPEI’s Climate Research Lab are continuing their tour of Prince Edward Island communities to discuss sea-level rise. The team will hold public presentations in Georgetown, Victoria, Alberton, and Morell. All are welcome.

The presentations will help increase our understanding and awareness of the impacts of sea-level rise, coastal erosion, and storm surges, and discuss tools for adaptation and coastal planning. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and discuss what sea-level rise means for Islanders.

The Climate Research Lab summer tour will be in:

  • Georgetown: Tuesday, July 3, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Kings Playhouse, 65 Grafton Street, Georgetown
  • Victoria: Wednesday, July 4, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Victoria Schoolhouse, 730 Victoria Road, Victoria
  • Alberton: Monday, July 9, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Alberton Community Centre, 1 College Street, Alberton
  • Morell: Tuesday, July 10, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Rossiter Park Community Building, 3 Riverside Drive, Morell

These events are free and open to all members of the public and will run approximately two hours. Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP by emailing climate@upei.ca or calling (902) 894-2852.

The workshops are part of the national Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise (ECoAS) project, which is supported by financial contributions from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the UPEI Climate Research Lab, the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, and the Ecology Action Centre. For more information about the project, please visit www.sealevelrise.ca.

The University of Prince Edward Island prides itself on people, excellence, and impact and is committed to assisting students reach their full potential in both the classroom and community. With roots stemming from two founding institutions—Prince of Wales College and Saint Dunstan’s University—UPEI has a reputation for academic excellence, research innovation, and creating positive impacts locally, nationally, and internationally. UPEI is the only degree granting institution in the province and is proud to be a key contributor to the growth and prosperity of Prince Edward Island.

Dave Atkinson
Research Communications Officer
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