CIMR Symposium will provide participants with a unique
opportunity to collectively identify challenges and
opportunities for responding to seasonal climate variability
and decadal climate change. Thus the overall theme “Local to
Regional Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies” will be
developed throughout in plenary sessions, panel discussions,
and poster sessions.
Sessions — Experts from around the world will be invited
to address the following topics.
of knowledge on climate variability, climate change,
coastal inundation at seasonal, decadal, and
multi-decadal time scales
Developing local scenarios for decadal and multi-decadal
impacts and opportunities for adaptation to climate
change for vulnerable sectors, including agriculture,
water resources, coastal communities, wetlands and
estuaries, forests, and wildlife.
Sessions - Panel
Discussions — Concurrent Panel discussions will be
initiated by about 4 or 5 short presentations followed by
open discussion. Panelists will be invited from volunteer
abstracts, hence session topics will be established based on
the volunteer presentations.
breakout sessions include:
Managing risks to agriculture
and urban communities
Biodiversity and conservation in natural ecosystems
Scenarios for planning
use and land cover changes
of these themes, panel discussions will include:
Barriers to integration
management and trade off analysis
for stakeholder engagement
tools for decision support
education and extension
impacts, adaptation, mitigation, and vulnerability
Session — A poster session is planned to further
advance discussion on the above topics.