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Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk

Created: 12/22/2012 - Updated: 12/14/2018

Overview

This three-hour instructor-led online training introduces the “Roadmap” assessment approach designed to help communities characterize their exposure to current and future hazard and climate threats and incorporate relevant data and information about hazards and climate into existing planning and decision-making efforts.

After completing this course, participants will be able to

  • Understand key issues and impacts associated with current and future coastal hazard and climate risks
  • Identify major elements of community vulnerability
  • Apply relevant data, tools, and resources in their risk and vulnerability assessment work
  • Develop strategic "win-win" approaches for reducing risks and vulnerabilities while also addressing other community issues

Audience

Communities looking to assess coastal hazards and climate risks

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.

Keywords

Sector Addressed: 
Disaster Risk Management
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Tool: 
Adaptation Planning / Decision Support
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Conduct / Gather additional research, data, and products
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Create/enhance resources and tools

Related Resources

Adaptation Phase: 
Awareness
Summary: 

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.

Summary: 

The Town of Guilford, Connecticut released its Community Coastal Resilience Plan in May 2014.

Madison, Connecticut Hazards and Community Resilience Workshops

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Case Study
Adaptation Phase: 
Awareness
Summary: 

The Madison Hazards and Community Resilience Workshops: Summary of Findings report is the culmination of an engagement process focused on comprehensively reducing risk and improving resilience in the Town of Madison, Connecticut through a community-driven process.

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