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Abstract

Coastal resilience is the ability to resist, absorb, recover from, and adapt to coastal hazards such as daily  inundation caused by sea level rise, increased flooding, and more frequent and intense storm surges. The residents of Guilford recognized the risks associated with occupying coastal areas prior to Tropical Storm Irene and storm Sandy, but these recent events have underscored the fact that property owners and the town bear a heavy financial burden to recover from these types of events.

Location

Bridgeport Town Hall
999 broad street
06604 bridgeport, CT
United States
41° 10' 35.9184" N, 73° 11' 28.9284" W

Project Summary/Overview

The Bridgeport Climate Preparedness Workshops: Summary of Findings report is the culmination of an engagement process focused on comprehensively reducing risk and improving resilience in the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut through a community-driven process. This effort identified the top priority adaptation actions for the city derived through stakeholder consensus.

Location

United States
41° 33' 14.706" N, 123° 25' 13.476" W

Project Summary/Overview

A workshop on coast redwoods and climate change was held in the fall of 2013. This workshop, put on by the Geos Institute, Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Humboldt Chapter, California Landscape Conservation Cooperative (CA LCC), and North Pacific LCC, was attended by a diverse group of regional experts, researchers, and managers from industry, agencies, universities, tribes, NGOs, and local communities. Workshop participants discussed the numerous stressors to redwoods ecosystems, including climate change.

Abstract

Coast redwoods and their many associated species create an iconic ecosystem, yet the impacts of stressors, including a variety of land use practices and climate change, threaten their continued persistence on the landscape. In September 2013, we held a workshop with researchers, managers, and other redwoods experts to explore the likely impacts of climate change and develop some initial strategies for adaptation. Workshop participants from diverse backgrounds identified four primary strategies to increasing the resilience of redwood ecosystems in the face of climate change.

Pending moderation

Abstract

An increasing trend towards consolidation and sharing of infrastructure in the US telecommunications sector is increasing vulnerability to climate risks, according to a new report funded by the US General Services Administration (GSA). 

Abstract

As with the original ClimAID assessment, New York State was divided into seven regions for this update. The geographic regions are grouped together based on a variety of factors, including type of climate and ecosystems, watersheds, and dominant types of agricultural and economic activities.

Location

United States
47° 15' 12.1788" N, 122° 31' 10.3116" W

Project Summary/Overview

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected five pilot teams from across the country to test a climate change vulnerability assessment model. This conceptual model guided transportation agencies through the process of collecting and integrating climate and asset data in order to identify critical vulnerabilities.

Location

United States
21° 32' 42.8496" N, 158° 6' 54.8424" W

Project Summary/Overview

In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) selected five pilot teams from across the country to test a climate change vulnerability assessment model. This conceptual model guided transportation agencies through the process of collecting and integrating climate and asset data in order to identify critical vulnerabilities.

Regional Aquatic Prioritization and Mapping Tool

Location

United States
45° 30' 33.948" N, 116° 48' 23.9076" W

This tool was designed as a web interface to solve the question, "Given a set of constraints, which sub-basins should I focus on to maximize conservation objectives for specified fish species." Typically, solving these problems, compiling the data and analyzing it, is prohibitively complex and too time-consuming for the majority of potential users. We have created a suite of GIS datasets coupled with a back-end decision support model, packaged within this web-based tool to facilitate iterative and collaborative exploration of regional aquatic priorities.

NPLCC Priorities Tool

Location

United States
47° 11' 44.4588" N, 123° 23' 54.3768" W

The Priorities Tool is a watershed visualization and priorities decision support system for the North Pacific LCC developed by Ecotrust.

This spatially explicit, online tool is intended to assist the North Pacific LCC and other natural resource managers, individuals, and community organizations in accessing disparate data sources for understanding and visualizing a wide variety of data sets pertaining to species, threats and potential effects of climate change on freshwater and forest ecosystems throughout the North Pacific LCC geographic area.

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