URI lecture to focus on efforts to mitigate impacts of climate change on R.I. coastal areas, Nov. 20

KINGSTON, R.I., Nov. 8, 2013 – The role of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and of individuals in mitigating the impacts of climate change on Coastal Rhode Island will be examined by URI Oceanography Professor John King.

This special presentation will be Nov. 20 at the Coastal Institute Auditorium at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus in Narragansett at 6 p.m. King, who is also a geologist, will focus on Special Area Management Plans, commonly known as SAMPs, along with the efforts of citizens and URI in mitigating climate change impacts.

“Professor King has a long record of innovative work in marine geology and his contributions to the Ocean SAMP were critical to its success,” said Graduate School of Oceanography Dean Bruce H. Corliss. “His ability to carry out a thorough scientific investigation and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders in Rhode Island contributed to the success of this important project for the state.”

King teaches a graduate course in environmental magnetism and high-resolution quaternary climate studies and graduate courses in geological oceanography and marine pollution. He is an experienced presenter and his current research interests include coastal and marine habitat and ecosystems.

The event is sponsored by the GSO Friends of Oceanography and is free and open to the public. Please call 401.874.6841 for more information and for directions, visit www.gso.uri.edu/about-gso/directions. A reception will follow the lecture.