Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management’s StormSmart Coasts Program

Created: 6/15/2010 - Updated: 11/06/2018

Overview

The StormSmart Coasts program is designed to help coastal communities address the challenges arising from storms, floods, sea level rise, and climate change, and provides a menu of tools for successful coastal floodplain management.

To help coastal communities address challenges arising from storms, floods, sea level rise, and climate change, StormSmart Coasts provides a menu of options for successful coastal floodplain management. The StormSmart Coasts website includes regulatory tools, case studies, planning strategies, and other technical assistance materials. CZM's StormSmart Coasts program implements the Coastal Hazards Commission recommendation to establish a storm-resilient communities program to provide case studies for effective coastal smart growth planning and implementation. This national model helps translate often overwhelming technical materials into user-friendly information for local planning efforts.

Audience

Communities and people working and living on the coast to address the challenges of erosion, flooding, storms, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts.

Keywords

Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Erosion
Flooding
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events