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Cost-Efficient Climate Change Adaptation in the North Atlantic

Judd Schechtman and Michael Brady
Created: 3/28/2018 - Updated: 7/19/2019


This report summarizes the work of two NOAA-funded graduate fellows research on community-level coastal flood management and climate change adaptation best practices throughout the North Atlantic region (Virginia to Maine). Guided by a steering committee composed of government and academic personnel involved with climate adaptation throughout the North Atlantic, the fellows visited coastal communities to collect information on low-cost climate change and related coastal hazard management best practices. The purpose of the work was to identify and collate cost-effective adaptation projects implemented at the municipal level, to provide NOAA with best practice information to assist with ongoing adaptation outreach.

Published On

Monday, July 15, 2013


Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Sea level rise
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate climate-smart guidelines into restoration
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Create or modify shoreline management measures