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Resilient Communities and Economies

Sea Grant is involved in every aspect of climate resilience planning and implementation, from start to finish. In this interactive story map, tour some of Sea Grant's latest projects and on-going efforts with partners to sustain diverse and vibrant coastal economies.

 

Community Resilience from Start to Finish


Sea Grant researchers and outreach specialists support cutting-edge research in the areas of coastal processes, hazards, energy sources, climate change, storm water management and tourism. Communities seek Sea Grant expertise to support and sustain diverse and vibrant coastal economies.

 

Hot Topic: Coastal Tourism   Hot Topic: Blue Carbon 

Hot Topic: Coastal Hazards Preparedness


 

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Detour signs direct traffic as roads begin to flood in Poquoson, Virginia in September 2020. Photo by Aileen Devlin | Virginia Sea Grant.


Community Resilience (pdf, fall 2020)
Sustainable Development (pdf)
Coastal Tourism (pdf)
Water Resources (pdf)
Partnership with NOAA's National Weather Service (pdf)
Climate Community of Practice in the Gulf of Mexico
Climate Community of Practice in the South Atlantic

 

SEA GRANT WORK IN RESILIENCE RESULTED IN*

1224

TRAINING WORKSHOPS TO IMPROVE RESILIENCE

263

COMMUNITIES IMPROVE HAZARD RESILIENCE

842

COMMUNITIES ADOPT SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES

22

SEA GRANT PROGRAMS ARE WEATHER-READY AMBASSADORS

*Metrics reported in Summer 2020 for work conducted February 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020.

Resilience Featured Impacts

Meet Sea Grant Experts in Resilience


Karen Bareford, Ph.D.

National Water Extension Liaison , Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant - Karen facilitates the delivery of resources that will allow communities and organizations to accurately and efficiently make vital short- and long-term planning decisions regarding the safety and security of their citizens and water resources. These resources assist individuals, governmental entities, emergency response personnel, resource managers, and businesses to plan for and protect citizens, water resources, property, and the long-term sustainability of public health, the economy, and daily lives.


“I work to enable access to NOAA data in formats that people can, and will, utilize to make more informed decisions at the individual and community levels.”

Davin Holen, Ph.D.

Program Leader, Coastal Community Resilience Specialist, Alaska Sea Grant -Davin provides expertise, research, and extension services that enhance the culture and well-being of coastal communities across Alaska. Davin works collaboratively with the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (NOAA/RISA program) at UAF’s International Arctic Research Center, and as a Sea Grant liaison is supported by and draws on resources from NOAA and the National Sea Grant program.


"I provide data and decision support tools for communities to make informed decisions about mitigating impacts from changes that are occurring rapidly in Alaska and plan communities that are resilient for future generations."

Lisa Wise

Climate Adaptation Program Coordinator, New Hampshire Sea Grant - Lisa develops programs for coastal communities in New Hampshire focused on ways to adapt to a changing climate.


"The most rewarding thing for me so far has been meeting with people face-to-face, hearing their challenges, and helping connect them to Sea Grant or partner organization resources."

Resilience Stories and News

Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

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Sea Grant announces three initiatives to protect freshwater resources and improve Great Lakes resilience

Sea Grant announced three initiatives today, all of which focus on freshwater systems and management. Projects include examining contaminants of emerging concern along the East Coast, mitigating pollution resulting from runoff in the mid-Atlantic, and managing stormwater to reduce flooding in the Great Lakes. 

NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

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NOAA Sea Grant Liaisons address critical research areas across federal agencies

NOAA Sea Grant, in collaboration with U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Geological Survey, announces six new partnership positions. The Sea Grant Federal Partnership Liaisons will integrate Sea Grant extension expertise with science, products and services from NOAA labs and other publicly supported scientific research programs. These jointly-funded positions expand on a key component of Sea Grant’s work, extending science to end users and doing so through collaborative partnerships.
 

ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work in resilience

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ECO Magazine's Rising Seas issue features Sea Grant's work in resilience

ECO Magazine's Rising Seas explores sea level rise, its related challenges, and the solutions currently underway. In this special, digital publication, learn about NOAA’s efforts to help the country adapt to rising sea levels and see Sea Grant's work in coastal resilience.

Beach Ambassadors, including CEI intern, fill vital role on Milwaukee beach

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Beach Ambassadors, including CEI intern, fill vital role on Milwaukee beach

This summer on Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, swimmers might notice people in light blue T-shirts pushing an ice cream cart across the sand. Instead of frozen treats, the cart contains brochures and other information that beachgoers need to keep safe. The cart is part of a new Beach Ambassador Pilot Project run by Wisconsin Sea Grant, Milwaukee Water Commons, Milwaukee Riverkeeper, Coastline Services LLC and the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center.

Encouraging Diverse Perspectives

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Encouraging Diverse Perspectives

An Interview with Mona Behl about Inclusivity and Access to the Sciences

Mona Behl, the Associate Director for Georgia Sea Grant and a co-lead in Sea Grant's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion community of practice is interviewed by 2021 Knauss Fellow, Amara Davis. Mona discusses her journey to Sea Grant, the important work Sea Grant is doing to make the sciences more equitable, and what we can all do to facilitate a more inclusive future.

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