Events - Lydia Olander

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Risk Science for Climate Resilience: A Duke Climate Collaboration Symposium

This two-day symposium will bring together the Duke community and experts from the public and private sectors to explore the essential roles that the insurance and finance sectors can play in addressing future climate risks. The symposium will kick off on Feb. 15 with a keynote address, panel discussion, and reception open to the Duke community and the public.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Garden Room, Penn Pavilion

Policy Forum on Nature-Based Solutions External link

The Network for Engineering with Nature and the National Academy of Sciences' Gulf Research Program are hosting a Policy Forum on Nature-Based Solutions. The event is free and open to the public, bringing together policymakers, regulators, practitioners, academics, and others involved in the funding, policymaking, design, and/or construction of nature-based solutions. Duke University is a partner in the Network for Engineering with Nature (N-EWN).

Date
Wednesday, February 7, 2024 to Thursday, February 8
Location
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington DC 20418
USA

Duke Centennial Research and Innovation Week 2024

Join the Office for Research & Innovation for a week of exciting events, panels, and showcases to celebrate the past, present, and future of research and innovation at Duke. The full week's programming is open to the entire Duke community and registration is required for the Duke Centennial Research & Innovation Week sessions. On Thursday, February 1 (10:30-11:30 a.m.), a panel on climate solutions will feature insights from Nicholas Institute experts Jackson Ewing and Lydia Olander.

Date
Monday, January 29, 2024 to Friday, February 2
Location
Penn Pavilion & Trent Semans Center

Blue Economy Summit 2023

The idea of the “blue economy” is compelling—and contested. On one hand, there is growing enthusiasm for using the oceans’ resources to grow economies and improve livelihoods while maintaining healthy marine ecosystems. On the other hand, the acceleration of ocean-based economic activity threatens to overwhelm increasingly vulnerable environments and communities. This is particularly important for small-scale fishing communities, which is likely the oceans’ largest source of livelihoods.

Date and Time
Friday, March 3, 2023 - 6 p.m. to Saturday, March 4 - 4:30 p.m.
Location
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club

Enhancing Conservation Benefits for People and Nature in North Carolina: Introducing Two New Online Tools

Conservation organizations and land trusts in North Carolina are increasingly focused on how their work can 1) contribute to humans’ and ecosystems’ resilience and adaptation to climate change and 2) directly mitigate climate change through carbon storage and sequestration.

In response, the Conservation Trust for North Carolina and the Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability at Duke University have developed two online tools to help organizations to consider a broad suite of conservation benefits in their work in North Carolina.

Date and Time
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Webinar

2022 A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) Conference

Nicholas Institute experts will present some of their latest work and discuss the National Ecosystem Services Partnership during the ACES conference.

Date
Monday, December 12, 2022 to Thursday, December 15
Location
Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA

Living with Climate Change: Sea Level Rise - Policies to Anticipate Threats and Build Preparedness

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on policies and practices to address sea level rise. Sea level rise is a unique challenge for coastal communities and for policymakers. How will impacts from sea level rise compound impacts from extreme storm events? What infrastructure and communities will be impacted over different time horizons? When should funding be allocated to rebuild or armor coastlines and what are alternative options?

Date and Time
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Policy Perspectives: Building Climate-Resilient Infrastructure at Home and Abroad

Duke students, join Nicholas Institute experts Lydia Olander, Sara Mason, and Elizabeth Losos for an informal conversation about climate resilience policy in the United States and internationally.

Date and Time
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Gross Hall, The Generator (Room 100C)

Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) Webinar

The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project was a three-year effort to advance standardized socio-economic metrics. The project team will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed.

Date and Time
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Project and Products

This webinar will share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. We will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Funding

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Monitoring

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

GEMS Metrics Webinar: Planning

This webinar is one of a 3-part series to share results of the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models and Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) project, which aims to advance standardized socio-economic metrics that encompass the broad environmental, social and economic goals of restoration success shared by many institutions across the Gulf. In a set of three webinars, we will discuss the models, metrics, protocols, and web-based tools that were developed throughout this 3-year project with input from a large group of experts and stakeholders.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (CDT)
Location
Webinar

Coastal Habitat Learning Series

Join the Pew Charitable Trusts, Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries for a discussion of how coastal habitats contribute to coastal protection and blue carbon storage, and the ways in which states are utilizing this information for climate and coastal management planning.

Date and Time
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Blue Carbon Mapping and Inventorying

Panelists from the US Climate Alliance, the World Resources Institute, and Duke University will discuss their efforts to include blue carbon as part of greenhouse gas inventories and resource maps.

Date and Time
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (EST)
Location
Webinar

Planning and Decision-Making Frameworks for Ecosystem Restoration

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused significant environmental, ecological, and economic damage to the Gulf of Mexico region. Since the spill, multiple projects have been funded to restore and conserve the Gulf region's natural environment. This webinar, organized by the GRP’s Offshore Situation Room planning committee, will focus on the decision-making frameworks for ecosystem restoration and economic recovery.

Date and Time
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

RESCHEDULED – Gulf of Mexico Alliance Virtual Tools Cafe

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance's virtual tools cafe, “Tool Time with Dave,” offers an opportunity to learn about the latest tools and resources for the Gulf of Mexico through interactive demonstrations.

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (CT)
Location
Online webinar

Ecosystem Services Mapping Methods and Student Project Opportunity

Researchers associated with the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) from the Nicholas Institute, Lydia Olander and Katie Warnell, will give an introductory webinar on GIS methods used to map ecosystem services, including climate and resilience benefits of natural and working lands. Olander and Warnell will also introduce a student project opportunity to use or expand upon these methods.

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

NESP Ecosystem Services Toolkit Tour

The National Ecosystem Services Partnership (NESP) was formed over a decade ago to create a national network for sharing ecosystem services information, to establish pathways for implementation of ecosystem services concepts, and to help integrate ecosystem services information into decision-making.

Date and Time
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online webinar

Virtual Social Hour

As the school year comes to a close, the Nicholas Institute is hosting a virtual social hour for Duke students. Join Institute professionals to chat about advice for starting a career in environmental or energy policy, how to search for a job or internship, or anything else that is on your mind.

Date and Time
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Zoom Online Meeting