February 8, 2013
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC
CLE Credit: 4 hours of General Credit
About the Program
the Shape of the Coast program’s tradition of providing the scientific, economic
and sociological context in which coastal legal and policy issues arise, this year
we look at the concept of "ecosystem services" and the complexities inherent in
applying the concept in effectively managing coastal resources.
One focuses on the impacts of the effects of sea level rise on coastal planning
and examines the emerging issues of the inner coast region and some proposals
to address those. Session Two presents issues of our state's estuarine
shoreline. Session Three explores recent federal and state cases, statutes,
regulations, and litigation that influence activities on North Carolina’s
coastal lands and in its coastal and ocean waters. In Session Four, the chair
of the Coastal Resources Commission provides his annual update on the CRC’s
activities and decisions over the past year along with a peek at the issues on the CRC’s agenda for
the upcoming year. This Symposium is designed as four self-contained sessions
that may be taken individually or together in any combination.
Sponsored by the North Carolina Coastal
Resources Law, Planning, and Policy Center (CRC), which is a collaboration
between UNC School of Law, the North Carolina Sea Grant Program and the UNC
Department of City and Regional Planning.
About The North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center
The North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center is an inter-institutional entity developed to coordinate and apply to the state's pressing coastal and ocean resources and development issues, and concerns the legal, planning and policy expertise of various units within the University of North Carolina system. The Center is a research, advisory, educational entity providing research support to state agencies, state advisory groups and panels, local governments, and community organizations in their efforts to address pressing development and resource issues, and to promote the sustainable use of coastal lands, waters, and natural resources. The Center also engages in the study of long-term coastal use and development trends and issues, and communicate the results of this research through white papers available on its website and through the semi-annual publication of Legal Tides, a newsletter being sent to over 2,400 state agency and local government personnel and community organizations. Outreach to coastal professionals, community organizations, and others with an interest in coastal resource issues also take place through Center-sponsored conferences and other programs.
Please visit the Center's website at: http://www.nccoastallaw.org/
About North Carolina Sea Grant
North Carolina Sea Grant began in 1970. Today, this university-based program is part of a network of 30 Sea Grant programs that wrap the shores of the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. North Carolina Sea Grant has focused intellectual resources of North Carolina's major universities on coastal economic development, coastal ecosystem health and human resources to address coastal issues. With its emphasis on solid, peer-reviewed scientific research coupled with outreach, Sea Grant has gained a reputation as a reliable source for valid solutions and timely information about our coast. NC Sea Grant provides a holistic approach to a wide range of topics that have direct impacts not only along the North Carolina coast, but also across the state and the country.