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Coastal Perspectives Lecture Series: Ancient Tsunamis In The Mediterranean: How Past Disasters Save Lives Today

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
7:30pm – 8:30pm


Coastlines are an idyllic place to live, both today and in the past. Unfortunately, they are also highly dynamic and vulnerable; particularly in light of rising sea-level, increasing storm activity and magnitude, coastal retreat, erosion, and tsunamis. In most of the world, however, no historical records of tsunamis exist, and therefore a false sense of security prevails. This talk focuses on solutions to this knowledge gap, utilizing a combination of underwater archaeological, geological, and modeling techniques to allow for more informed coastal disaster preparation and management strategies. Check the website for the most up-to-date information and instructions on how to join the online lectures:


Jamie Vaudrey,

Avery Point Campus (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Marine Sciences Department, SeaGrant, UConn Master Calendar

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