University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is working with researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research to better understand how to communicate hurricane risks so that the public will take necessary precautions before a storm.
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Helps homeowners prepare for a natural hazard so that risks to family and property may be reduced. The handbook focuses on tsunami, hurricane, earthquake, and flood hazards.
Due to the incredible sucess of the Coastal Resilience Index, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant is working with several partners to pilot test the Fisheries Resilience Index and the Tourism Resilience Index. The Fisheries Index focuses on indicators important to commercial and recreational fishermen, seafood processors and marina owners. The Tourism Index addresses 10 categories, including communications, marketing, disaster operations and workforce issues.
Louisiana Sea Grant passes along lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina to those impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Preparedness Week: Spotlight on MIT Sea Grant funded Researchers Robert Beardsley and Changsheng Chen
Robert Beardsley is a scientist emeritus of physical oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and Changsheng Chen leads the Marine Ecosystem Dynamics Modeling Research Laboratory at UMASS Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology.
Kodi Monroe is a Weather and Climate Extension Agent at the NOAA-funded Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) and is affiliated with the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma.
Dennis Hwang combines his science and law background to concentrate on implementing science into decisions of the community so that hurricane, tsunami, flood, erosion, wind and earthquake impacts are mitigated. He authored the Hawai'i Coastal Hazard Mitigation Guidebook, which is used in the land use process in Hawai'i.
As New York Sea Grant's Web Content Manager, Paul Focazio oversees the development and production of New York Sea Grant's Web site, e-newsletter (Currents) and all social media platforms. The program's virtual presence not only includes downloads of NYSG's Coastlines newsletter, for which Focazio writes, but also features sub-sites for all extension staff and a number of special research and education initiatives.
As Texas Sea Grant’s Coastal Planning Specialist, Heather Wade helps communities on the Texas coast plan for the future. With a toolkit that includes the Coastal Resilience Index, weTable and Community Health and Resources Management (CHARM) model, she leads community leaders through workshops that help them determine their readiness and plan for future needs with respect to coastal hazards, green infrastructure, water quality impairment and other issues related to sustainable development.
Scott Schiff, Ph.D. is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. His areas of interest are: earthquake and wind engineering, wood engineering, low-rise building engineering, bridge engineering, and experimental investigation of structures.
New York Sea Grant provided real-time information on the track, intensity and aftermath of Superstorm Sandy via social media when other outlet lost power. The program's award-winning year-long "science behind the storm" story series and related YouTube clips reached over 14,300 visitors on Facebook alone.
Connecticut Sea Grant, New Jersey Sea Grant, and New York Sea Grant have awarded funds totaling $1.4 million to support ten social science research projects to improve community understanding and response to coastal storm hazard information as part of NOAA Sea Grant’s Coastal Storm Awareness Program.
NOAA’sâ€© Role â€©inâ€© Supporting â€©Coastalâ€© Communitesâ€©â€© Before, Duringâ€© andâ€© Afterâ€© a Coastal Storm
Staff and stakeholders of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held a congressional briefing on NOAA’s role in supporting coastal communities before, during, and after Sandy’s impact.
The Sea Grant network has been actively engaged in both the short term and long term recovery for those impacted by Sandy.
Gulf of Mexico Alliance, with the the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) and developed the Coastal Community Resilience Index (CRI) as a tool to help Gulf communities increase awareness of their susceptibility to natural hazard events.
Dennis Hwang, Coastal Hazard Mitigation Specialist at University of Hawai’i Sea Grant developed the Hawai’i Coastal Hazard Mitigation Guidebook to address the lack of widely publicized, reliable guidance for building along the coast to reduce vulnerability. Due to the wide spread popularity, 7 states across the country developed similar books specific to their community.
UH Sea Grant was selected to receive the 2013 Dr. Chiu Award for Excellence in Hurricane Preparedness for its efforts to make Hawai‘i’s communities safer through its excellent work on the Homeowner’s Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards.