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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

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.

Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has Global Benefits

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Minnesota Sea Grant Study Shows Protecting Local Water has Global Benefits

New research, led by Minnesota Sea Grant Director John A. Downing, demonstrates why keeping local lakes and other waterbodies clean produces cost-effective benefits locally and globally. The authors found that adding up global financial benefits of clean water shows that keeping water clean can help slow climate change, saving trillions of dollars.

Community Resilience from Start to Finish

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Community Resilience from Start to Finish

Sea Grant programs are helping coastal and Great Lakes communities increase their resilience to impacts of changing conditions at every step of the way.

For Sea Grant, resilience is more than a buzzword. As a network of 34 university-based programs, Sea Grant brings together experts in coastal processes, hazards, climate change, and urban planning to support cutting-edge research and outreach. Sea Grant is involved in every aspect of climate resilience planning and implementation, from start to finish. Tour some of Sea Grant's latest projects and on-going efforts to sustain diverse and vibrant coastal economies.

Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

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Sea Grant’s recent research publications highlight notable work across focus areas

From fisheries management to marsh restoration, Sea Grant makes discoveries, develops new resources

Research is an essential component of Sea Grant’s work in coastal and Great Lakes communities, supporting scientists from hundreds of institutions. Here are just a few of Sea Grant’s recent research publications that are making a splash.
 

 

Sea Grant Recognizes Best in Program

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Sea Grant Recognizes Best in Program

Sea Grant recently rolled out the (virtual) red carpet to recognize some of its own for their exemplary efforts at putting science to work for America’s coastal communities.

As 2020 draws to a close, Sea Grant is reflecting on its best moments of what has been an especially challenging year. Several Sea Grant projects and people were recently recognized by the Sea Grant Association (SGA) for their exceptional work. 

 

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