National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Observing Systems Manager Rob Loesch will discuss how to find data to help assess the risks of rising seas, July 13 at the Camden Yacht Club.

CAMDEN — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Observing Systems Manager Rob Loesch will discuss with area residents how to find data to help assess the risks of rising seas, Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m., at the Camden Yacht Club.

In this free public presentation Loesch will talk about how data is stored, where the public can access it, and what tools are available for coastal towns like Camden to make predictions about sea levels in the next five years, 20 years, and beyond.

Loesch is responsible for the nationwide (and U.S. Territories) continuously operating real-time water levels and currents measurement systems. He works to ensure that these systems deliver near real-time continuous, highly accurate, high-quality measurements in all weather conditions. This requires the fusing of data from buoys, fixed stations, and satellites, and then presenting the products in a manner that is usable to engineers, sailors, and the public.

Prior to his past nine years at NOAA, Loesch’s experience included shipboard engineering officer, ocean & coastal engineer, and professional engineer with the U.S. Coast Guard. He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Texas A&M, and the Naval War College.

Complete details about this season’s public seminars are available at camdenyachtclub.org/sunset-seminars.

The Yacht Club, located at 68 Bay View St., hosts the nonprofit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program, which serves area youth regardless of their ability to pay. Donations for CAYSP scholarships will be accepted at the seminar or on the CYC website. Email cyc@camdenyachtclub.org for more information.