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      Monday, August 6, 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    PCCS Contact:
    Cathrine Macort
    +1-508-487-3622 x103
    +1-508-808-9660
    cmacort@coastalstudies.org

    The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies announces
    second lecture of Chase Miller Policy Forum series

    The  Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies is pleased to announce the second lecture in the new Chase Miller Policy Forum.

    On Monday August 13, Jeff Williams, Scientist Emeritus with the United States Geological Service (USGS) and an affiliate graduate facility member in the Geology and Geophysics Department at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa, will discuss SEA LEVEL RISE EFFECTS ON CAPE COD AND THE ISLANDS: What to Expect with Climate Change?

    The lecture will take place at 5 pm at the Hiebert Marine Lab, 5 Holway Avenue, Provincetown.

    Prior to his retirement in 2010, Mr. Williams was a senior research coastal marine geologist with the USGS at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center;  his work focused primarily on the geologic history and processes of coastal, estuarine, wetland, and inner-continental-shelf regions.

    Williams was co-lead author on the 2009 U.S. Climate Change Science Program SAP 4.1 report, which assessed the effects of sea-level rise on U.S. coasts. He has authored or coauthored more than 350 publications, including research papers, journal articles, reports, and abstracts; and he has served on more than a dozen high-level national and State science committees, including the National Academy of Sciences, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program, the 1998 National Ocean Conference, the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, the Louisiana Wetlands Restoration Task Force, and the Louisiana Sand Task Force.

    The Chase Miller Policy Forum is a series of free lectures and discussions designed to educate the public on the role of science in public policy as it relates to the marine environment. This forum was made possible by the generous support of Linda B. Miller, PhD, a long-time patron and member of the PCCS Board of Directors.

    Upcoming lectures in the Chase-Miller Policy Forum include DRAWING LINES IN THE SAND: Mapping and Managing Community Aquaculture Development, presented by Owen Nichols, Director of PCCS's Marine Fisheries Research program, and Henry Lind, retired Shellfish Biologist and Director of the Town of Eastham Department of Natural Resources for the Town of Eastham. Tuesday, August 21 at 7 pm at the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street, Chatham.

    For more information about these and other Chase-Miller Policy Forum presentations, please contact Cathrine Macort at 508 487 3622 x 103 or email cmacort@coastalstudies.org.

     

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