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Upcoming Initiative Events

Mark your calendar and join us at upcoming Initiative events or watch/listen to recordings of previous Initiative events. We are building strong collaborative teams that will work with our coastal communities, and we welcome you to join us on our journey. (Contact Amanda Mueller for information concerning Initiative events.)

You can access each of the Initiative virtual events at

Recordings of our past events can be viewed on our NC State Coastal Resilience and Sustainability YouTube channel.

Past Initiative Events and Recordings

Dr. Po-Yi Hung – 2021-22 Fulbright Scholar and Luce East Asia Fellow, National
Humanities Center and UNC-Chapel Hill; Associate Professor,
Department of Geography, National Taiwan University

What does the “green” mean in green energy? In Taiwan, the planned site for offshore wind farms overlaps with both oyster farms and the habitat of Taiwanese Humpback Dolphins, categorized as a critically endangered species by the IUCN. This has resulted in a clash between conserving the oyster farming landscape, protecting an endangered species, and developing green energy against climate change. Facing this dilemma, this talk reconsiders the spatial struggles over the “green” label affixed to offshore wind farm projects, and other forms of green energy in general.

Recording coming soon.

Learn about NC’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) and the NC Coastal Federation, their work, and how they partner with university faculty to do engaged research with communities. NCORR will discuss projects currently underway, where communities need help, and how NCORR has partnered with faculty to date. The Coastal Federation will also share examples of their collaborations with faculty and communities, and both will discuss opportunities coming in the future.

Andrea Webster, Resilience Policy Advisor
North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency

Todd Miller, Executive Director
North Carolina Coastal Federation

Presenter: Seth Theuerkauf, Science Coordinator for the Office of Aquaculture, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Seminar Series: This seminar was the ninth and last in a weekly series where experts within and outside of NC State will address the same question: What is the future of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Research and Communications?

Presenter: Helena Mitasova
Professor at the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Associate Director and Faculty Fellow at the NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics

Seminar Series: This seminar was the eighth in a weekly series where experts within and outside of NC State will address the same question: What is the future of Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Research and Communications?

Older recordings can be viewed on our NC State Coastal Resilience and Sustainability YouTube channel.

Other Events

When: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm EST
Where: The Terraces at Sir Tyler, 1826 Sir Tyler Dr.
Wilmington, North Carolina 28405 United States

After two years of virtual programming, we’re excited to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to host our 11th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference in-person on July 28-29, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

This year’s conference will explore the need for readiness strategies to improve resilience – bringing together key players from government, nonprofits, and the private sector to drive effective resilience programing through greater collaboration across sectors.

Learn from leaders in the industry
This year’s agenda will include action-oriented roundtables and substantive discussions on the main stage, featuring perspectives from experts who are shaping resilience domestically and globally. Past speakers have included leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, Walmart, FEMA, Amazon, the Small Business Administration, Procter & Gamble, UPS, and more.

Expand your professional network
Don’t miss the chance to gain valuable networking opportunities, including a special Resilience Network Reception and engaging breakout sessions. Gather with hundreds of private, public, and NGO leaders working to strengthen their communities. Some of the best ideas and partnerships are born in these breakout sessions!

Get inspired
Our program is designed to inspire action and spark insightful discussions that will drive solutions to some of our greatest challenges. Speakers will address key issues such as ensuring equity in disaster response, supply chain coordination, cross-sector collaboration, climate adaptation, pre-disaster and resilience investment, and more.

There is no cost to attend. Click here to learn more.

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Where: NC State University Hunt Library (in-person, hybrid also available)

Join us to:

  • hear what the Climate Leaders Program cohort of students are working on to address climate change.
  • learn about NC State faculty members and professional staff efforts towards climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • listen to external experts from other universities, corporations, government and non-profit organizations.
  • meet presenters and attendees also working in the climate change arena to start building collaborative opportunities.

More information coming soon!