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Coastal Resilience 2.0

Zach Ferdaña and Nicole Love
Created: 2/24/2014 - Updated: 7/09/2019

Abstract

Coastal Resilience 2.0 is a suite of interactive tools to help decision-makers assess risk and identify nature-based solutions to reduce socio-economic vulnerability to coastal hazards. The tools allow users to interactively examine storm surge, sea level rise, natural resources, and economic assets and to develop risk reduction and restoration solutions in an easy-to-use web-based map interface.

Since their first release, the Coastal Resilience tools have been used extensively including in disaster preparedness planning in Connecticut, mangrove and reef restoration in Grenada, oyster reef restoration planning in the Gulf of Mexico, and sea-level rise planning in the Florida Keys. Coastal Resilience 2.0 features major enhancements including U.S. national and global applications and innovative “apps”. In addition to the U.S. national and global applications, the tools cover eight U.S. states (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey), two specific U.S. locations (Puget Sound, WA, and Ventura County, CA), four countries in Latin America (Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras), and three island nations in the Caribbean (Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, U.S Virgin Islands). Learn more at www.maps.coastalresilience.org and www.nature.org/newsfeatures/pressreleases/the-nature-conservancy-and-par.... Webinar co-sponsored by EBM Tools Network, OpenChannels.org and EcoAdapt.

Published On

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Keywords

Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Culture / communities
Erosion
Flooding
Infrastructure damage
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Create/enhance resources and tools
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Coastal

Related Resources

Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration

Coastal Resilience: Visualizing Climate Change Impacts and Coastal Hazards and Implementing Solutions in Long Island Sound

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Case Study
Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Development (socioeconomic)
Land Use Planning
Transportation / Infrastructure
Summary: 

Long Island Sound, bordered by New York and Connecticut, is one of the most densely populated coastal areas in the world with an estimated eight million people within its coastal watersheds. Sea level rise, intense coastal storms, and flooding threaten residents and the built and natural environments of these coastal communities.

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