The Cascadia CoPes Hub and Cascadia Coastal Hazards RCN holds joint seminar series on the first Thursday of every month from 9-10 am Pacific Time.
Register now for the 2023-2024 Seminar Series, starting on September 7, 2023.

View seminars below by clicking on the date

AY2023- 2024 Seminars

February 1, 2024 – “Vertical Evacuation Structures – Successes and challenges in the Pacific Northwest
Kevin Goodrich, City Administrator, City of Westport
Cinamon Moffett, Research Facility Coordinator, OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center
Laura Gabel, Geologist, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI)

January 4, 2024 – “The new FEMA National Risk Index (NRI) and opportunities to build resilience to coastal hazards in CascadiaSeminar chat questions and answers.
Casey Zuzak, GISP NHRAP Senior Risk Analyst | Risk Management Directorate | Resilience, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Nathan Wood, PhD Supervisory Research Geographer, Western Geographic Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Hannah Rabinowitz, PhD Earthquake Program Manager for FEMA Region 10 (OR, WA, ID, and AK)

December 7, 2023 – Sam Brody (Texas A&M University Galveston) – “Coastal Flooding and the Built Environment: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Implications

November 2, 2023 – Brett Maurer (University of Washington) – “Looking Forward and Backward at Soil Liquefaction in the Cascadia Subduction Zone“. Seminar slides can be viewed here.

October 5, 2023 – Rachel Dryden (Rand corporation) and Annette Patton (Sitka Sound Science Center) – “Geohazards Monitoring and Risk Management in Southeast Alaska“. Seminar slides can be viewed here. Plus, you can hear an NPR story on the Sitka Project.

September 7, 2023 – Patrick Barnard (USGS) – “Supporting coastal resilience with the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS)“. Seminar slides can be viewed here.

Upcoming seminars

March 7, 2024 – “Sea Grant 2024-2027 strategic plans and research for coastal hazards resilience in Cascadia” 
Carrie Garrison-Laney Washington Sea Grant/ University of Washington
Felicia Olmeta Schult – Oregon Sea Grant / Oregon State University
Laurie Richmond – California Sea Grant/ Cal Poly Humboldt

April 4, 2024 – Sean Vitousek (USGS) – “The Future of Coastal Monitoring Using Satellite Remote Sensing

May 2, 2024 – Draft: Islanding – How coastal communities will be isolated after The Big One
Marc Eberhard – University of Washington, Civil & Environmental engineering
Jeff Berman – University of Washington, Civil & Environmental engineering
Dan Cox – Oregon State University, College of engineering
Joe Louis – Oregon State University, College of engineering

June 6, 2024 – “Rising Voices, Changing Coasts Large Scale CoPes Hub
Marika Holland – Senior scientist at NCAR
Melissa Moulton – University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
Daniel Wildcat – Haskell Indian Nations University, Indigenous and American Indian studies

AY2022- 2023 Seminars

June 1, 2023 – Ana Spalding (Oregon State University) – “Assessing Coastal Community Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change:  Pathways to resilient coastal futures

May 4, 2023 – Jamie Vickery (University of Washington) – “Towards More Inclusive Risk Communication and Emergency Planning: Communicating Risk to Those Living Unhoused

April 6, 2023 – A.R. Siders (University of Delaware) – “The Administrator’s Dilemma in Relocation as Adaptation

March 2, 2023 – Samantha Chisholm Hatfield (Oregon State University), Emma Norman (NWIC), Michelle Johnson-Jennings (UW) – “Topic: Data sovereignty and Institutional Review Boards: How to collaborate respectfully and inclusively with Tribal and non-Tribal governments and peoples in Cascadia coastal areas

February 2, 2023 – David Schmidt (University of Washington) – “Near-trench Deformation from Seafloor Geodesy on the Cascadia Subduction Zone

January 5, 2023 – Sara McBride (USGS) – “Advancing Social Science Research Strategies for Earthquake Preparedness

December 1, 2022 – Lan Nguyen, (University of San Diego) – “Mainstreaming Disaster Preparedness

November 3, 2022 – Alexander Brown, (Cal Poly Humboldt) – “Research on the Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise of the Humboldt Bay Spent Nuclear Fuel Site and Community-led Future Planning

October 6, 2022 – Rick Wilson, (California Geological Survey); Rocky Lopes, previously at the National Weather Services – Co-Chairs on the TSTAP – “Observations, Findings, and Recommendations from the NOAA Tsunami Science & Technology Advisory Panel (TSTAP)

AY2021- 2022 Seminars

June 2, 2022 – Thomas Whal (University of Central Florida) – “Coastal compound flooding from continental to local scale

May 5, 2022 – Diego Melgar (University of Oregon) – “Who cares about the Earthquake? Towards Real-Time Hazards Forecasting Systems with Machine Learning

April 7, 2022- Billy Sweet (NOAA) – “Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States: Updated Mean Projections and Extreme Water Level Probabilities Along U.S. Coastlines.

March 3, 2022- Maximilian Dixon (WA EMD)- “Assessment of Vertical Evacuation on the outer coast of Washington

February 3, 2022- Elyssa Tappero (WA EMD), Carrie Garrison-Laney (WA Sea Grant), and Randy Leveque (UW) – “Modeling maritime tsunami hazards in Washington”

January 6, 2022- Glenn Rix (Geosyntec Consultants) – “The Future of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program”

November 4, 2021 – Jenny Suckale (Stanford University)– “Rethinking disaster risk mitigation for a changing world

October 7, 2021- Cascadia CoPes Hub Intro