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Sea Grant Helps Communities Navigate the Program for Public Information Process, Potential Discounts on Flood Insurance

Christopher Katalinas 0 538 Article rating: No rating

Sea Grant programs in the Gulf of Mexico and Georgia help communities better understand how to create a Program for Public Information (PPI) and earn outreach points under the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS). Points earned through the CRS help improve a community's rating and can lead to discounted flood insurance premiums.

Flood Awareness Week: Spotlight on Texas Sea Grant Extension Agent John Jacob, PhD

Texas Sea Grant Wetlands Extension Agent

Laura Wilson 0 3187 Article rating: No rating

Dr. John Jacob takes a holistic approach to educating citizens and local officials, noting that the watershed is affected by a wide range of activities from landscaping and other things people do around their homes to large urban planning and habitat protection activities.

Flood Awareness Week: Spotlight on Wisconsin Sea Grant Extension Agent David Hart

Wisconsin Sea Grant Assistant Director for Extension

Laura Wilson 0 3332 Article rating: No rating

David Hart is Assistant Director for Extension with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute and a Senior Scientist with the UW Aquatic Sciences Center. His research and outreach spans geographic information science, urban planning, and coastal management.

Forecasting Sea level Rise in Maryland

By Maryland Sea Grant

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Scientists release new projections for future sea level rise for the Chesapeake Bay and for Maryland, Virginia and nearby Mid-Atlantic coastal areas. In these, regions sea levels are rising faster than the global average, the result of subsiding lands, a slowing Gulf Stream and melting land ice in Antarctica.

For more information on this study see Maryland Sea Grant

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