US Rep Langevin holds symposium with extreme weather experts

October 7, 2018

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Rep. James Langevin is meeting with experts on extreme weather for a symposium at the University of Rhode Island.

The Coastal Resiliency Symposium will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at URI’s Bay Campus in Narragansett.

Attendees will discuss extreme weather, including storm surge and flooding, and how those conditions impact military installations and the Rhode Island coastline.

Langevin, a Rhode Island Democrat, is on the House Armed Services Committee. He’s ranking member of its emerging threats subcommittee.

Retired Rear Adm. Jonathan White, who led the Naval Meteorology and Oceanographic Command, will deliver the keynote address.

URI faculty with expertise in storm modelling and mapping, response and resiliency, ocean and civil engineering and geologic oceanography will participate.