2023 ASBPA Summit Insider: Jack Koban Shares What's in Store | Going Coastal

March 7, 2023

Congressional update from Going Coastal.

In this episode of Going Coastal, Jon and Marissa connect with Jack Koban of Fugro on the latest pieces of legislation making their way through Congress and what to expect at the upcoming ASBPA Coastal Summit (March 21-23). Jack is a Senior Business Development Manager at the Baton Rouge office of Fugro, a Charter member of the Central Gulf Coast Chapter of ASBPA, and one of the Summit organizing committee members for this year’s event. Some hot topics expected at the Summit include the RISE and BREEZE Acts that support direct funding for offshore wind energy and proactive coastal resiliency projects, among others. Tune in to learn more and don’t be afraid to google an acronym or two.

Registration is still open for the Summit and associated agency visit events. Head to www.asbpa.org for more information.

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Show Transcription
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Genevieve “GG” Guerry, Kyra Hagge, Rory Kuczek, Kathryn Lienhard, and Nat Blackford

American Shoreline Podcast Network teamed up with graduate and professional students from student chapters of The Coastal Society to highlight voices in coastal science and management. Together they’ve created All Swell?, an innovative podcast that dives into current ocean and coastal issues, their potential solutions, and the people leading the way toward a more resilient future. The podcast creators and hosts this year are from East Carolina University and Duke University. Genevieve “GG” Guerry and Kyra Hagge are Ph.D. candidates at East Carolina. GG is interested in public health and aims to work on the public perception of forever chemicals such as PFAS in the Cape Fear watershed and climate migration. Kyra is integrating behavioral economics and social psychology with hydrogeology to tackle questions about pro-environmental behavior and adoption of green technology along the coast of North Carolina. Kathryn Lienhard, Nat Blackford, and Rory Kuczek are Master of Environmental Management students at Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. Kathryn is interested in coastal resilience, ecosystem restoration, and community engagement. She is currently working at Duke’s Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC. Nat is interested in how we manage our coastal ecosystems - from coastal forests to marshes to seagrass meadows. These coastal environments are some of the most densely populated areas on the planet, have huge ecological and cultural significance, and sequester and store large amounts of carbon. Aurora Kuczek, is a master of Environmental Management student at Duke University studying Ecosystem Science and Conservation. She is interested in coastal restoration, particularly as it relates to wildlife conservation, and how local communities can get involved in restoration processes to make real change for their environments they are closely intertwined with and rely upon to survive.