Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk

Created: 12/22/2012 - Updated: 2/27/2020


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


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.


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