Climate and National Security: Securing Better Forecasts
June 21-22-23, 2010
Location: Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment (Scripps Seaside Forum)
La Jolla, California, USA
A conference for scientists, national security practitioners, naval officers, and observers.
About the Symposium
As climate change consequences threaten to disrupt social and economic systems worldwide, governments seek strategies for mitigation of and adaptation to these consequences.
This event will explore the implications of climate change for United States national security, foreign policy and development interests and is being organized by the Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps. The objectives of the conference are: first, to present the expected impacts of climate change in particular regions of Asia and thereby to review the current state of climate forecasting; second, to examine the national security meaning of the forecast climate impacts; and third, to reason together on what advances are needed in observations and modeling to reach adequate forecasts.
This conference is expected to draw 200 participants from the United States and around the world. Our focus will be the Asia Pacific Rim regions particularly China, Indonesia, and India. In addition to eminent scholars, we will invite relevant policy makers, e.g. Climate Negotiators, Department of Defense officials responsible for environmental impacts, the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, and the National Intelligence Council.
The symposium will commence with a reception at Birch Aquarium at Scripps the evening of June 21. June 22 will be a day-long conference of presentations and panel discussions at Scripps Seaside Forum and will wrap up the morning of June 23.
There is a registration fee of $100.00 per person to defray the cost of
meals. The California education rate is $20.00 per person. Please pay online by using the
"Register" tab in the upper left corner of this page.
Participants are encouraged to arrive in La Jolla (a suburb of San
Diego) by the early evening of Monday, June 21, 2010. Our opening
reception will start promptly at 6PM at Birch Aquarium. The rest of
the symposium will be held at Scripps Seaside Forum. For
additional information regarding the hotel or symposium location,
please contact Heidi Wienckowski at 858-246-0652 or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please choose from one of the following hotels:
1. La Jolla Shores Hotel
2. Hotel La Jolla
- 8110 Camino Del Oro La Jolla, CA 92037
- TOLL: 1-800-237-5211
- LOCAL: (858) 551- 4650
- FAX: (858) 551- 4650
- The La Jolla Shores Hotel is located on the beach and is the closest to Scripps. Walking distance to Scripps is about 15 minutes.
- Please request the "Climate & National Security Conference" discount of $159/night for garden view, $179/night for coastal view, and $199 for beachfront rooms. **
3. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
- 7955 La Jolla Shores Drive La Jolla, CA 92093
- TOLL: 1-800-666-0261
- LOCAL: 858-459-0261
- Hotel La Jolla is several blocks away from the beach, a 3-5 minute drive to Scripps or a 20-25 minute walk.
- Please request the "Climate & National Security Conference" discount of $139/night, includes free parking and wifi. **
4. Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
- 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
- TOLL: 1-877-437-8262
- LOCAL: 858-550-1000
- Estancia is a 3-5 minute drive to Scripps. Amenities include resort access, discounted valet parking.
- Please request the "UCSD" discounted rate of $159/night.
- 3299 Holiday Court, La Jolla, CA 92037
- TOLL: 1-888-627-8445
- LOCAL: 858-453-5500
- Sheraton La Jolla is a 5 minute drive to Scripps. Reservation cut-off date is May 27, 2010. Please request the "Climate and National Security Conference" discounts of $149/night, includes wifi. **
** "Prices subject to change based on availability. Please book early for discounted rates."
This conference is being organized by the Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps. Under the direction of U.S. Ambassador(ret.) Reno Harnish the center uses the formidable science and research capacity of Scripps Institution of Oceanography to clarify significant environmental impacts on our national security and international human security, thus bringing information to policy makers for the resolution of society's most pressing problems. For more information on CENS please visit our website: http://sio.ucsd.edu/cens/
For more information about Scripps Institution of Oceanography please visit us online.