Resilient Communities & Economies
Sea Grant is involved in every aspect of climate resilience planning and implementation, from start to finish.
Featured Community Resilience Impacts
Work in Resilience
Sea Grant’s work in Resilience has had major impact in its local communities. We are proud to help prepare the public by being Weather-Ready Ambassadors.
*Metrics reported in Summer 2022 for work conducted February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022.
Meet the Experts
Increasing Community Resilience
Sea Grant programs are helping coastal communities increase their resilience to impacts of changing conditions at every step of the way. View the storymap to learn more.
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.
Community Resilience News
Biden-Harris Administration announces $60 million funding opportunity to help create a Climate-Ready workforce as part of the Inflation Reduction Act
Today, the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) opened a competitive funding opportunity for the Climate Ready Workforce for Coastal States, Tribes,
NOAA Sea Grant is pleased to announce $27 million in projects that will address the prevention and removal of debris in marine and Great Lakes
Those interested in monitoring shoreline change in their communities have a new resource to help them get started – a web-based inventory of citizen science
Community Resilience Resources
Every four years, the National Sea Grant College Program taps into its vast network of scientists, engagement professionals, stakeholders, and federal partners to identify and address the needs of coastal communities around the country. A strategic plan is developed by representatives from the Sea Grant Network to produce high quality science and inform management of coastal resources in ways that balance human use with environmental health. The strategic planning process identifies core values and focus areas that drive efforts to address the priorities established by coastal communities.
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