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600 Fourth Street South
33701-4846 St. Petersburg , FL
United States
27° 45' 50.2812" N, 82° 38' 17.34" W
Florida US
Organization Overview: 

The U.S. Geological Survey's St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center has a primary focus of investigating processes related to coastal and marine environments and their societal implications related to natural hazards, resource sustainability, and environmental change.

Scientific programs at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center:

Location

United States
55° 10' 43.9248" N, 170° 30' 28.1268" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

The North Pacific Climate Regimes and Ecosystem Productivity (NPCREP) program is charged with conducting research on ecosystem responses to climate variability in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Research conducted through this program will improve scientific understanding and guidance for marine resource management in the North Pacific Ocean.

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140 Northern Ave
02210 Boston , MA
United States
42° 21' 12.2904" N, 71° 2' 29.4864" W
Massachusetts US

Project Summary/Overview

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is using the results of a habitat vulnerability assessment to create and implement climate-smart adaptation strategies in management, acquisition, research, and monitoring activities. This project used an expert panel to identify and rank the vulnerabilities of 20 key habitat types to projected climate change impacts. This process may serve as a model for other state agencies to use in strengthening State Wildlife Action Plans.

Location

United States
26° 22' 5.6784" N, 89° 23' 47.3532" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

The Gulf of Mexico is a large, interlinked area with limited financial resources. The Gulf of Mexico Research Plan (GMRP) was developed to identify research needs and priorities for the Gulf of Mexico, encourage collaboration in the region, and increase stakeholder support.

Location

United States
30° 23' 19.2156" N, 88° 0' 24.0084" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

Oyster reef habitat has disappeared from much of the Gulf Coast. These reefs absorb wave energy, protecting shorelines from erosion and providing habitat for a variety of wildlife. The Nature Conservancy in Alabama conducted a project to restore this habitat to two tracts of shoreline in Mobile County. This 2009-2012 project created jobs and stabilized currently eroding shorelines, which are threatened by rising sea levels and storm surge.

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United States
27° 15' 16.668" N, 89° 36' 16.1712" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

Through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) and Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program (CBBEP) are working together to create a handbook to identify strategies that incorporate resilience to climate change as a component of habitat restoration and protection.

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United States
38° 54' 47.232" N, 75° 21' 58.3596" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

The Delaware Coastal Management Program in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is working on a Sea Level Rise Initiative. Scientists and managers are working to compile information on storm histories, inundation mapping, vulnerabilities to tidal marshes and wetlands, and incorporating resilience into planning and management. This case study provides information on the type of details being collected and the progress on a statewide Sea Level Rise Adaptation Plan.

Location

1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
20460 Washington , DC
United States
38° 53' 41.154" N, 77° 1' 43.9968" W
District Of Columbia US

Project Summary/Overview

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program works to build capacity in different National Estuary Programs to prepare for and adapt to climate change. Twelve National Estuary Programs received grants and/or technical assistance in 2008 and 2009. The Climate Ready Estuaries Program also created the Coastal Toolkit to provide resources to program managers and other stakeholders in U.S. estuaries.

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Bowers Beach , DE
United States
39° 3' 35.5536" N, 75° 24' 5.6448" W
Delaware US

Project Summary/Overview

As part of their statewide Sea Level Rise Adaptation Initiative, the Delaware Coastal Programs Office of the Division of Soil and Water Conservation in the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is helping the Town of Bowers Beach to conduct a vulnerability assessment and develop a coastal resiliency action plan to prepare for and adapt to sea level rise and other projected climate change impacts.

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United States
39° 52' 2.2548" N, 74° 6' 44.1036" W
US

Project Summary/Overview

With a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Ready Estuaries Program, the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program (BBNEP) is continuing its adaptation planning efforts. Through the creation of a working group, BBNEP is conducting a needs assessment, coordinating with other climate-related efforts in the state, and working on potential adaptation plans with input from stakeholders.

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