US Harbors to host a free conference to help coastal communities, and their citizens, understand and prepare for changes in coastal water levels, including king tides, storm surges, and sea-level rise. 

Rockland, ME  US Harbors is hosting a free, online conference with internationally renowned experts speaking on key aspects of rising coastal water levels. The purpose of the event is to help communities understand what is happening, and predicted to happen, with rising water-levels and learn about how to track, and plan for, these conditions. 

  • EVENT DATE/TIME: November 17, 2021, from 1-4pm EST
  • LOCATION: Online, registration required. 
  • EVENT TITLE: “Rising with the Tide: Keeping Our Communities Above Water”
  • SUBTITLE: “Understanding & Planning for Changing Tides, Storm Surges, and Sea-Level Rise”
    • John Englander, renowned author (High Tide on Main Street and Moving to Higher Ground), oceanographer, international speaker, and expert on climate change and sea level rise.
    • Renee Collini leads Place: SLR, a multi-state network of stakeholders, researchers, NGOs, and state and federal agencies to build tools and programs to address gaps in sea-level rise observing, research, and decision-making in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Collini is an author on the Fifth National Climate Assessment’s Coastal Effects Chapter.
    • Anastasia Fischer, president, US Harbors, started US Harbors’ program to get affordable, easy-to-maintain, hyper-local tide stations into communities that currently lack this critical data.
    • Breakout Session #1: New Solutions for Affordable Hyper-Local Tide & Sea-Level Monitoring
    • Breakout Session #2: Models for Community Engagement


About US Harbors –
US Harbors provides hyperlocal tide information, coastal and marine weather, and coastal news on over 1,400 harbors in the U.S. Used by over 10 million people each year, the service is free and supports itself through advertising. The company sponsors two national events every year: National Harbormaster Appreciation Day ( – celebrated annually on October 8th – where communities come together to recognize the men and women who work tirelessly to keep our harbors safe, clean, and running smoothly; and the annual “Best Harbor in the US” contest ( where users vote for their favorite harbor. The mission of the company is to promote the sustainability and resilience of coastal communities, both economically and environmentally. The company initiated a new program in 2021 to get affordable, easy to maintain, hyperlocal tidal monitors into communities around the country.  More info at