Search Results

451 results

Filter by Focal Sector
Filter results to only show resources that are focused on selected sectors.

 

 

Resource

The State of Marine and Coastal Adaptation in North America: A Synthesis of Emerging Ideas

January 2011

This report presents EcoAdapt's synthesis of climate adaptation projects throughout North America's marine and coastal environments. The report provides an overview of key climate change impacts on the natural and built environments in marine and coastal U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and a thorough review of adaptation options available to marine and coastal managers.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Rachel M. Gregg, Lara J. Hansen, Kirsten M. Feifel, Jessica L. Hitt, Jessi M. Kershner, Alex Score, Jennie R. Hoffman

Resource Category: Planning

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

Managed Retreat Strategies

This NOAA website explains the concept of managed retreat as an adaptation strategy to address issues caused by sea-level rise and increased storm surge and erosion. It describes two case studies of managed retreat projects in Pacifica and Ventura California.

Resource Category: Solutions

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

Assessment of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Mississippi

July 2011

Produced by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, this report includes a risk assessment and a detailed vulnerability assessment addressing sea level rise impacts to both natural and man-made systems on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. The report also contains a number of sea level rise resiliency strategies categorized into three primary response pathways of armoring, retreating, and adapting.

Resource Category: Assessments

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

Digital Coast

The Digital Coast is a collaborative effort of organizations committed to providing data and information, tools, and training resources to help address timely coastal issues - including land use, coastal conservation, hazards, marine spatial planning, and climate change. NOAA's Coastal Services Center is maintaining the Digital Coast website which provides access to all the resources being developed and contributed by academic institutions, public and private sector entities.  This curated collection of coastal and ocean data and tools are directed at decision makers, practitioners, and technicians.

Resource Category: Adaptation Websites

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

Average Rating

Restoring the Great Lakes' Coastal Future - Technical Guidance for the Design and Implementation of Climate-Smart Restoration Projects

2011

The purpose of this report is to provide an initial suite of tools and methods to assist in the planning and implementation of climate-smart restoration by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners and grantees. The National Wildlife Federation and EcoAdapt have partnered with NOAA’s Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program to include climate change in the design and implementation of Great Lakes restoration projects. This guide presents a project-based approach to adjusting restoration activities to address the impacts of climate change on the region.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Jennie Hoffman, Melinda Koslow, Austin Kane, Douglass B. Inkley, Patty Glick

Resource Category: Solutions

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

Sea Level Rise and Potential Impacts by the Year 2100: A Vulnerability Assessment for Saco Bay Communities of Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Scarborough - Maine

December 31, 2010

Saco Bay is home to Maine’s longest stretch of contiguous sandy beaches, its largest expanse of coastal wetlands, and includes the coastal communities of Scarborough, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and Biddeford. From the Saco Bay Sea Level Adaptation Working Group (SLAWG), this report provides the results and analysis of projected sea level rise inundation scenarios and land and real estate economic impacts for the Bay. This project was developed with the assistance of the Maine Department of Conservation, Maine Geological Survey (MGS) and the Southern Maine Regional Planning Commission.

Resource Category: Assessments

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

California Ocean Protection Act (amended 2011)

January 2011

The California Ocean Protection Act (COPA) was signed into law in 2004 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, establishing the California Ocean Protection Trust Fund and the Ocean Protection Council (OPC). As amended in 2011, COPA is also a tool in assisting city governments to plan for climate change adaptation and sea level rise.

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers - A Great Lakes Supplement

2011

A supplement to Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers, this report is intended to be used as a companion to the 2010 planning guide. It provides more specificity on climate trends and potential climate change impacts and consequences affecting the Great Lakes coastal region, and it is designed to aid policy makers, coastal managers, and planning professionals as they begin to address the impacts of climate change. This Great Lakes supplemental report provides updated data and information on climate phenomena and the potential climate change impacts and consequences for Great Lakes coastal areas.

Authors or Affiliated Users: Terri L. Cruce, Eric Yurkovich

Resource Category: Planning

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

Sea Level Rise Strategic Plan Anne Arundel County, Maryland

November 2011

This report provides an assessment of the vulnerability of Anne Arundel County to sea level rise and makes recommendations for improving the community’s coastal climate resilience. It presents both an analysis into projected impacts and a discussion regarding adaptation goals for seven key sectors and assets throughout the county. Anne Arundel County is located on the coast of Maryland, and is “almost completely surrounded by tidal and non-tidal waterways. ” The county is home to the state capital, Annapolis, and a number of smaller communities.

Resource Category: Planning

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List

 

Resource

Climate Ready Estuaries 2010 Progress Report

December 2010

This report details progress made in the Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program during 2010. CRE, in partnership with the National Estuaries Program (NEP), is helping estuaries assess their vulnerability to climate change impacts, engage stakeholders and develop monitoring and adaptation plans. Together with the 2009 CRE Progress Report, these reports provide a summary on the design and accomplishments of CRE to date, as well as next steps.

Resource Category: Monitoring and Reporting

 

See Resource Login to Add to My Resource List