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Monmouth University

April 17, 3-7:30 p.m. | April 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.




The “new normal” of increased storm events, flooding, sea level rise, and coastal erosion from climate change presents daunting adaptation challenges for New Jersey in the years ahead. This symposium features leading experts in climate change adaptation law and science to discuss lessons learned from other states and countries to assist New Jersey in navigating these challenges.

Topics Include:

  • U.S. and Australian case studies in coastal adaptation;
  • Public health dimensions of coastal adaptation;
  • Human rights impacts to vulnerable coastal communities;
  • Climate change impacts to “voiceless” communities (future generations, wildlife, and natural resources);
  • Strategies to combat climate change-induced and other anthropogenic factors in eutrophication of coastal marine ecosystems, and the impacts to ecosystem services and the communities who depend on them.

Keynote Speakers:

Special Features:

  • Panel of Monmouth students will deliver presentations on coastal adaptation and offshore wind energy development in New Jersey
  • Kickoff session of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy Consortium to be held on April 18 (roundtable discussion of experts on current developments in the field in the Mid-Atlantic region)
  • Articles from symposium speakers will be published in Fall 2019 in a special issue of the Sea Grant Law and Policy Journal


This event is being hosted by Monmouth University’s Urban Coast Institute, Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, Dept. of Political Science and Sociology, Office of the Provost, Global Education Office and Youth Activists.



  • General Public $35
  • Monmouth Alumni/Non-Monmouth Students $25
  • Monmouth Employees and Students: Free (registration required)

(Admission cost covers Wednesday reception and Thursday breakfast, lunch and refreshments)

Register Now


Prof. Randall S. Abate

(732) 571-3641


Monmouth University

Wilson Hall Auditorium

400 Cedar Avenue

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Parking will be available in Lot 18. Download campus map and directions.


Guests may consider the following nearby hotel options: Courtyard Marriott Tinton Falls-Eatontown; Holiday Inn Express, West Long Branch; Ocean Place Resort & Spa, Long Branch; and The Sheraton, Eatontown.