IMI conference to discuss impact of hurricanes on marinas

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With 2009 expected to be a busy hurricane season, the International Marina Institute is holding a conference to discuss the impacts this will have on marinas and the industry as a whole.

The conference, “Our Changing Coastline: Understanding the Facts, the Fiction, and the Reality,” is scheduled for July 28 at the Sheraton Hotel in Warwick, R.I.

The discussion will focus on the possible increased number of major storms, increased storm intensity and rise in sea level. The conference will also address developing policies for newly submerged land, climate change and adaptation, as well as how these policies could affect the marina industry.

Keynote speaker Kate Moran, associate dean of the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island, will discuss what is known now about climate change and its impacts to northeastern coastal areas. Other seminars will discuss implications for marinas, developing policies, and current and future issues as a result of climate change.

Confirmed speakers include Jim Boyd, coastal policy analyst with the Rhode Island Resources Management Council; Jack Leyden, Rhode Island Building Commissioner; Julia Wyman, policy analyst at the Coastal States Organization; and T. Clarke Smith from Chubb Custom Market.

For information or to register, contact IMI at (401) 247-0314.

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