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Oceanography expert to give talk on sea level rise

Reide Corbett. Photo courtesy of Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (ICSP), East Carolina university

Sea level rise is happening.  The “why” is far less important for the Ocracoke community than the “how.”

Dr. Reide Corbett, an expert on the implications of sea level rise for the Outer Banks, will talk on this subject at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Community Center.

Sponsored by the Ocracoke Civic and Business Association and the Ocracoke Waterways Commission, Corbett will address the science of sea level rise and how it is likely to impact the Outer Banks, including Ocracoke.

Corbett is program head of the Coastal Processes Program with the UNC-Coastal Studies Institute and is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences, Institute of Coastal Science and Policy, East Carolina University.

Corbert obtained his Ph.D in chemical oceanography (geochemistry) from Florida State University. To read about his extensive resume and the studies has conducted, click here.

 

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  1. Understanding the science behind the “why” of sea level rise is critical to predicting the “how” Ocracoke will address the impacts. I’m looking forward to Dr. Corbett’s talk.

  2. Thank you so much! I did not want to miss the opportunity to hear this talk as it is a very important issue when you own rental property on Ocracoke.