Surfrider Santa Barbara General Meeting
GLOBAL WARMING. SEA LEVEL RISE. REAL? DANGEROUS? FIND OUT THE FACTS!!
Surfrider, S.B. Chapter, holds its general meeting, with special guest Dave Hubbard to discuss the future of beaches and natural solutions to coastal restoration, with emphasis on sea level rise. As always there will be pizza and light refreshments. All Surfrider members will also get to vote on the new Executive Committee members. Free to all and the public is welcome.
Since 1880, average global sea level has been rising. It's expected by many scientists that the rate will continue to increase in the coming decades and will greatly impact our coasts. Why is this predicted to occur and what management efforts can we implement in order to mitigate it? Dave Hubbard, a beach ecologist and expert on coastal processes will discuss the who, what, when, and why (we already know where) on sea level rise and what its potential local and global effects will be.
Dave Hubbard has been studying coastal processes and ecosystems since obtaining his degree at UCSB (1983). He's led and participated in numerous research and restoration projects for the UC Natural Reserve System, Ventura county, and the USGS. Dave currently works as a researcher at UCSB and Coastal Restoration Consultants, a company he helped start. As a consultant, he primarily focuses on the design, management, and monitoring of coastal restoration projects for local governments and non-profits along the west coast. You can find Dave on any given day making measurements and walking the beaches in Santa Barbara or surfing at Devereux Point.