a monthly update on the latest research, education and community engagement 
CES News
wetlands ecology & coastal resilience
The CES graduate students and I are continuing our Coastal SEES field research this month, and we look forward to sharing the results of that effort later this year. For now you may enjoy learning about the recent workshop Effects of Gulf Stream Variations on Sea Levels, the FAU Incubator for Sustainable & Resilient Communities and a recent award for coastal sustainability work with FAU's School of Architecture.
This month CES hosts 24 students from the UNESCO-IHE program during a two-week residency. Follow this and other stories on Twitter and Facebook.

Stay in touch,

Colin Polsky
Florida Center for Environmental Studies (CES)
Florida Atlantic University

Cities of Hollywood & West Palm Beach
Build Resilience Capacity
The FAU Incubator for Sustainable & Resilient Communities
On April 25-26 the Cities of Hollywood and West Palm Beach participated in the inaugural  FAU Incubator for Sustainable & Resilient Communities. Issues they addressed included flooding and aging infrastructure, connectivity and economic development.  The Incubator offers leadership and expertise based on best practices and provides guidance on developing implementable plans and policies.

To learn more, please contact Dr. John Renne, director of the FAU Center for Urban and Environmental Studies or Dr. Colin Polsky , director of CES.
Changes in Gulf Stream Affect Sea Levels
What is the role of oceanic circulation on the rate of sea level rise? How do changes in the Gulf Stream affect sea levels on the US East Coast? 
A one-day workshop, Effects of Gulf Stream Variations on Sea Levels along the Eastern Coast was held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, hosted by the Florida Atlantic University's Center for Environmental Studies in the auditorium of the South Florida Water Management District. Researchers from NOAA, Old Dominion University, University of Miami and Florida International University presented their latest observations, models, and analysis. For more information, please contact Dr. Leonard Berry, emeritus professor of geosciences at FAU.
AIA Award for Salty Urbanism
FAU School of Architecture
 Innovative Design Solutions for Flooding in South Florida
A project resulting from collaboration between FAU, University of Southern California and University of Kansas students and faculty has received a 2017 American Institute of Architects Florida Award of Merit for Unbuilt Design. FAU's School of Architecture, Center for Environmental Studies, the School of Urban and Regional Planning, and the School of Engineering participated in the effort.
Primary Investigator Jeffrey E. Huber, (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP), Assistant Professor of FAU's School of Architecture, spoke about their design submission "Salty Urbanism," resulting from the  Florida Sea Grant project ADAPT: Adaptation Design and Planning Tool for Urban Areas in the Coastal Zone. "The City of Fort Lauderdale commissioned us to imagine innovative adaptation plans for North Beach Village, which has been experiencing "blue-sky flooding" when seasonal high tides flood streets with salt water. Plans for urban design which deliver ecological and social value to a community, and may possibly be replicated in other communities, are in demand."

Fulbright Scholar Program * Deadline: August 1, 2017
The 2018-19 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition is now open and accepting applications for awards in Sustainable Development and Sustainability. The Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  For a full list of opportunities and eligibility criteria, click here.

May 25 * 6 pm - City of Hollywood Green Team 6th Annual Environmental Education Forum

Topic: A Bipartisan view: Moving Environmental issues forward in the current Political Climate
This year's presenters include State Rep. Evan Jenne, State Rep. Kristin Jacobs, and State Senator Gary Farmer PLUS a personal video message to attendees from Senator Bob Graham. 

Florida International University now invites applications for the Director of the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC). Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening 513229.
Got news to share? Submit to ces@fau.edu