Sea State: Understanding Sea Level Rise

6 PM–7:30 PM | Gulf of Maine Research Institute | Public

Sea State: Understanding the Power of Water and Preparing Communities for Sea Level Rise

Sea State: Understanding Sea Level Rise

Join us for an engaging conversation around our changing climate, the power of water, and what both mean for our community. While many have heard about sea level rise and storm surge, it’s challenging to internalize what this means for the places we collectively value. Digital imagery from the Clifford Ross: Sightlines exhibition will be displayed in the Cohen Center for Interactive Learning at GMRI at the forefront of our exploration of interactive data sets and maps, providing a powerful visual of our water resources. Guests will participate in a facilitated discussion to understand the impacts of sea level rise and weather events on local community resources such as roads, hospitals, and schools. Informed communities can effectively prepare for this critical challenge that has the potential to fundamentally change our local landscape.

Refreshments served from 5:30 - 6:00 pm, followed by our presentation. Please register by Wednesday, October 27 to reserve your seat.

This event is part of a new partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) and the Portland Museum of Art (PMA). Together GMRI and PMA invite our communities to explore the power of water and the impacts of sea level rise through artistic and scientific perspectives.

Through the lens of the extraordinary work of Clifford Ross, we will co-host an immersive, thought-provoking slate of public events throughout the Fall. We hope you'll dive below the surface with us!

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