College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Center for Land Use Education and Research

Preparing for the Next Major Storm: Improving Readiness and Response with Geospatial Technology

How can your town better respond to community needs before/during/after major storm events? How can geospatial technology be used to coordinate and manage your storm preparedness both locally and with the state emergency response center? Join us at one of our two upcoming workshops to hear from state and local government professionals about how your community can be better equipped to handle the next coastal storm. These workshops are free and open to all. Registration is required.


8:30 - 9 AM - Continental Breakfast

Light breakfast and networking

9 - 9:20 AM - Welcome

Welcome and Introduction - Juliana Barrett (UConn Sea Grant)

Clicker Polls and Audience Interaction - Bruce Hyde (UConn CLEAR)

9:20 -9:40 AM - Setting the Stage

Tides, storm surge, sea level rise and Sandy. - Jennifer O'Donnell (UConn Dept of Marine Sciences)

9:40 - 10:20 AM - State of Connecticut Emergency Response

Mike Littieri (May 16) - CT Department of Economic and Community Development

George Bradner (June 6) - CT Insurance Department

Tyler Kleykamp - CT Office of Policy and Management and Chief Data Officer of the new CT Open Data Portal. Coordinated state response at the Emergency Operations Center.

10:20 - 10:35 Break

Refreshments, networking and WeTable hands-on demonstration

10:35 - 11:30 AM - Stories from Coastal Towns - Municipal Panel

Gary Goeschel (May 16) - Town of East Lyme

Andrew Bowne (May 16) - Town of Groton

Dave Roberge (May 16) - Town of Old Lyme

Denise Savageau (June 6) - Town of Greenwich

Meghan McGaffin (June 6) - Town of Milford

11:30 - 11:45 AM - GIS Resources for Storm Preparedness

Emily Wilson - UConn CLEAR

11:45 - 12 PM - Summary and Wrap Up

Christine Kirchhoff - UConn Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

12 - 12:30 - WeTable Hands-on Demonstration (Optional)

David Dickson & Cary Chadwick - UConn CLEAR

Special Thanks:

These workshops are made possible by a grant from NOAA National Sea Grant to Connecticut Sea Grant.

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