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CERF Webinar: Blending complementary ways of knowing—Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Science—to support coastal hazards resilience and restoration decision-making

November 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by: Matthew Bethel, Ph.D., and DeWitt H. Braud

About this webinar:

Traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) is a living body of knowledge that includes environmental observations and experiences that occur in places and within an indigenous cultural context. In coastal Louisiana, a multidisciplinary team is using the co-production of knowledge – informed by science and TEK – to produce new information that can enhance decision-making in coastal restoration and protection planning processes, as well as determine how and whether the results of such an approach can provide more useful information for local hazard mitigation planning.

This webinar will explore the integration of TEK into scientific-based environmental management decision-making processes through a case study in partnership with the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe (PACIT) in Lower Terrebonne Parish, combining their TEK of the surrounding environment with U.S. Geological Survey maps, LiDAR elevation data, and sea-level rise projections to identify areas most vulnerable to sea-level rise and storm surge. Within this context, the presenter will share how the Sea Grant network is working to more broadly incorporate TEK into its mission of research, education, and outreach.

Register today: https://www.erf.org/webinar-november-2018#/