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Disruptive Climate, Disruptive Technologies

June 7, 2019 @ 7:15 am - 11:45 am

Climate change is disruptive. Lives and livelihoods from the world’s oceans to its deserts are already impacted and the disruption will continue into the foreseeable future. As we struggle with how to mitigate emissions and stem the tide of change, the business of climate change adaptation and resilience continues to grow in importance. Within this adaptation & resilience market, technology and innovation are driving forward improvements in how we observe, model, analyze, and visualize the changes in our climate, resulting in decision-makers being able to adjust and develop more effective policies and programs.

Join this Climate Adaptation Forum for a discussion about how disruptive technologies are changing the way we approach adapting to our uncertain future.

Final Agenda – Climate Adaptation Forum – Disruptive Climate, Disruptive Technology

Forum Co-Chairs

Mark Costa, Water Resources Engineer

Kelly Knee, Technical Director – Ocean Science
RPS Group

Keynote Speaker

Click to View the Presentation – Hill – June 7 2019

Alice Hill
Research Fellow
Hoover Institution

Technology Demonstrations

Adapt Ready

Click to View the Presentation – Adapt Ready – June 7 2019

Shruthi Rao, Chief Executive Officer

Jupiter Intelligence

Alan Blumberg, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Hydroscience Risk Analysis
Leah Cohen, Customer Engagement Leader


Click to View the Presentation – SIM-CI – June 7 2019

Roger ter Heide, CPO

Disruptive Technology / Policy Innovation

Click to View the Presentation – Crean – June 7 2019

Teresa Crean, Coastal Research Associate, Community Planning and Coastal Resilience
University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center

Click to View the Presentation – Fugate – June 7 2019

Grover Fugate, Executive Director
RI Coastal Resources Management Council

Lightning Round Demonstrations


Click to View the Presentation – Biobot – June 7 2019

Mariana Matus, CEO & Co-Founder

Emerald Tutu

Click to View the Presentation – Emerald Tutu – June 7 2019

Nicholas Lutsko, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT

Green Stream Technologies

Click to View the Presentation – Green Stream – June 7 2019

Karen Lindquist, Chief Operating Officer


Click to View the Presentation – ISeeChange – June 7 2019

Julia Kumari Drapkin, CEO and Founder


Click to View the Presentation – RiskMap – June 7 2019

Mayank Ojha, Research Associate, Urban Risk Lab, MIT

Upstream Tech

Click to View the Presentation – Upstream Tech – June 7 2019

Marshall Moutenot, Managing Director

WAVE of Change

Valentini Sumini, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT MediaLab

Registration Information

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Forum: 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.


June 7, 2019
7:15 am - 11:45 am


Climate Adaptation Forum


UMass Club
32nd Floor, 1 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
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