Coastal Resilience Mapping Portal

Posted on: 3/23/2022 - Updated on: 3/11/2024

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Coastal Resilience is a program led by The Nature Conservancy to examine nature’s role in reducing coastal flood risk. The program consists of an approach, a web mapping tool, and a network of practitioners around the world supporting hazard mitigation and climate adaptation planning.

The web mapping tool provides communities access to the best available science and local data on coastal hazards to visualize their risks and examine where nature can increase resilience and reduce risk through conservation and restoration activities. It is intended to address a specific coastal or marine ecosystem service to inform conservation, mitigation, and/or adaptation planning.

Coastal Resilience includes projects encompassing 17 coastal U.S. states, the Caribbean, across Indonesia, Mexico, and Central America. A global effort enables planners, government officials, and communities to develop risk reduction, restoration and resilience strategies. The approach consists of four critical steps:

  1. Assess hazard risk and community vulnerability
  2. Identify nature-based solutions
  3. Take conservation and restoration action
  4. Measure the effectiveness of our actions to reduce flood risk

The science of nature-based solutions in reducing flood risk is growing rapidly; Coastal Resilience and our Natural Solutions Toolkit examines when and where they are most effective.

For more information see the Coastal Resilience website.


Coastal Resilience program supports practitioners around the world who are working to address coastal hazards, particularly sea level rise and storm surge, with adaptation and risk mitigation solutions.

Managing Organizations

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.