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Webinar: Climate Change in America's National Parks - Climate adaptation planning for historic districts

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Thursday, 09 November 2017, 2:00

Thursday November 9, 2017. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Climate Change in America's National Parks - Climate adaptation planning for historic districts.   Erin Seekamp, North Carolina State University.  Sponsored by National Park Service. More information here.

This webinar will provide an overview of a decision support tool designed to assist in adaptation planning for one specific set of cultural resources: buildings within historic districts. The decision support tool presented is part of an ongoing collaboration between researchers at NC State University, USGS and the DOI Southeast Climate Science Center, and the National Park Service. The tool, which still is in a beta version, is one product of a pilot study at Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO). The tool enables visualizations of the optimal adaptation actions that could be applied to a set structures annually during a 30-year planning period. The webinar will include the ability for participants to learn more about: (a) the co-production of knowledge approach used to develop and refine the decision support tool; (b) the measurement framework developed to account for the relative historic value (i.e., historical significance and use potential) that enables gradation between otherwise equivalent buildings; (c) the decision rules that enable the model to dynamically respond to how adaptation actions can decrease vulnerability while enhancing or detracting from a building’s historic value; and, (d) interpretations of some initial outputs from the pilot study using a representative subset of 17 buildings within two different historic districts at CALO: Portsmouth Village and Cape Lookout Village.


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