The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the City of Newport announced today that they will co-host Tackling Sea Level Rise through Digital Technology at Innovate Newport (513 Broadway) on Wednesday, September 18 at 6 p.m.

According to the announcement posted by the City, the lecture will be given by Morris (Marty) Hylton III. Hylton will share his one-of-a-kind 3D visualization of sea level rise in Nantucket, Massachusetts created as part of a public-private partnership known as Resilient Nantucket. He will discuss how this work has contributed to a larger town-wide initiative to address the impacts of climate change on the community’s historic resources. The presentation promises to be thought provoking and shed light on how small coastal communities can begin planning for climate change.

Tackling Sea Level Rise through Digital Technology is part of NRF’s Keeping History Above Water™ (KHAW) initiative. NRF organized and hosted the first KHAW conference in Newport, Rhode Island in April 2016. Over the last three years, similar conferences have been held nationwide with NRF’s sponsorship and support.

Read more about the event from the City, here – https://www.cityofnewport.com/news/2019/september/city-joining-with-newport-restoration-foundation-t

To RSVP, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tackling-sea-level-rise-through-digital-technology-tickets-71365461015.

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Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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