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California Coast

UC Irvine presents "Enhancing the Future of the California Coast," a daylong conference featuring legal, environmental, engineering and nonprofit experts discussing the preservation of the state’s rich marine environment.

February 28, 2011

The event is the eighth in the “Toward a Sustainable 21st Century” series, presented by UCI’s School of Law, Program in Public Health, School of Social Ecology and Newkirk Center for Science & Society.


Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering (bldg. 80, grid C4 on campus map)

09:00 a.m.

9 a.m.: UCI Chancellor Michael Drake will deliver opening remarks.

10 a.m.: Richard Hildreth, law professor at the University of Oregon and director of its Ocean & Coastal Law Center, will address regulations concerning use of the ocean, its resources and the coastal zone.

11 a.m.: Brian Baird, manager of the California Ocean Resources Management Program, will discuss policy terrain for ocean and coastal protection.

1 p.m.: David Feldman, chair of UCI’s Department of Planning, Policy & Design, and Margaret Caldwell, director of the Environmental & Natural Resources Law & Policy Program at the Stanford University Law School, will explore future visions of law, governance and science for the California coast.

3 p.m.: Sunny Jiang, UCI professor of civil & environmental engineering, and Joseph DiMento, UCI professor of law and planning, policy & design, will discuss what people can do to sustain the Orange County coast.

For a complete agenda, visit http://socialecology.uci.edu/events/enhancing-future-california-coast