Save the Dates: Spring 2024 Webinar Series
NE CASC is delighted to announce the dates and lineup for our Spring 2024 Webinar Series! Our schedule will kick off on February 14th at 4:00 PM with a talk by Dr. Scott Steinschneider, a Cornell University faculty member who will present on "The Value of Forecasts for Robust, Dynamic Management of the Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River System under Climate Variability and Change". In this presentation, Steinschneider will discuss how management of Lake Ontario may be improved through multi-objective optimization. Specifically, Steinschneider will present alternative control policies to the current release plan in use at the Moses-Saunders Dam and discuss how these policies perform using forecasts at different lead-times, skill levels, and under plausible future climate scenarios. This information is necessary to understand how forecasts can be used to help dynamically navigate uncertain future climate changes while maintaining acceptable performance across a range of system objectives (flood risk reduction, hydropower production, commercial navigation, wetland biodiversity, and recreational boating). The full description of Steinchneider's talk is available here.
Following the opening talk by Scott Steinschneider, three additional webinars will complete the spring schedule. Details about these talks are provided below. Please join us for all of these exciting presentations!
February 14th, 4:00 PM
Presenter: Scott Steinschneider
Title: The Value of Forecasts for Robust, Dynamic Management of the Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River System under Climate Variability and Change
March 27th, 4:00 PM
Presenters: Toni Lyn Morelli & Alexej Siren
Title: How Wildlife Is Responding to Climate Change in the Northeast
April 10th, 4:00 PM
Presenters: Ambarish Karmalkar & Alice Lubeck
Title: Integrating Climate Change into State Wildlife Action Plans
May 8th, 4:00 PM
Presenters: Erin Peck & Julie Walker
Title: Human Modifications to Salt Marshes in the Northeastern U.S.