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NOAA Economic Framework - What Will Adaptation Cost?

June 2013

Developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this framework was designed to help coastal communities evaluate the costs and benefits of different adaptation strategies. The framework walks users through a four-step process for evaluating and monetizing risks from sea-level rise, and for calculating the costs and benefits of various strategies. The report cross-references tools and spatial data that can be used to apply this framework in a user's own local jurisdictions.

Related Organizations: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Resource Category: Assessments

 

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Coastal Risk Reduction and Resilience: Using the Full Array of Measures

September 2013

This US Army Corps of Engineers report details different measures for reducing coastal flooding and erosion risks, including natural or nature-based features (such as wetlands, dunes, and living shorelines), nonstructural interventions (such as land-use policies, building codes, and early warning systems), and structural measures (such as seawalls, levees, and breakwaters).    

Related Organizations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Sea Level Rise Phone App

The Sea Level Rise Phone App crowdsources information about climate change related flooding and sea level rise. The app was initially developed to capture flooding information for the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, which currently faces the most severe sea level rise on the East Coast and is at the second highest risk from sea level rise in the United States.  As of early 2017, volunteers were using the app in fourteen U. S. states (plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia), as well as internationally in Russia, Kenya, South Africa, the Netherlands.

Related Organizations: Wetlands Watch

Resource Category: Data and tools

 

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Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer: A Toolkit to Build Adaptive Capacity on Canada's South Coasts

April 7, 2013

Commissioned by the B. C. Ministry of Environment, this Sea Level Rise Adaptation Primer is a resource for local governments and land management authorities which provides information on a range of tools that can be used as part of a sea level rise adaptation strategy.   The primer was developed to support climate change adaptation decision-making by agencies that regulate shoreline and floodplain development in British Columbia's coastal areas. Because of the unique cross-Canada partnership that was formed to direct the project, the primer will also be relevant in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

Related Organizations: British Columbia Ministry of the Environment

Resource Category: Planning

 

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State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document 2013 Update

March 15, 2013

The State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document was developed by the Coastal and Ocean Working Group of the California Climate Action Team (CO-CAT), with scientific support from the CA Ocean Protection Council’s Science Advisory Team and the California Ocean Science Trust.

Related Organizations: State of California, California Ocean Protection Council, California Climate Action Team (CAT)

Resource Category: Law and Governance

 

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Connecticut Shoreline Preservation Task Force Report

Janaury 14, 2013

Connecticut’s Shoreline Preservation Task Force was formed in February 2012 to address the impact of climate change on shoreline communities, and specifically to make legislative recommendations to manage storm impacts on shoreline homeowners and businesses.

Related Organizations: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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How Countries, States, and Florida Address Sea Level Rise: A Compendium of Climate Adaptation Research

2013

The Compendium is a comprehensive list of national, state and local sea level rise adaptation planning resources assembled by Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Each briefly summarized, there are 24 reports and plans described for the state of Florida, as well as adaptation plans for four cities and 18 reports regarding Florida at the county and regional level. Twelve states are reviewed with multiple resources for each described, including hazard mitigation plans, vulnerability assessments, response strategies and more.

Related Organizations: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)

Resource Category: Solutions

 

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Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan

May 22, 2012

Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan, also titled 'Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast,' is a landmark 50-year, $50 billion blueprint for a sustainable coast. This plan, prepared by the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), was passed unanimously by the Louisiana legislature in May 2012. While building off previous plans, the 2012 Coastal Master Plan is the most comprehensive to date, offering solutions to Louisiana’s coastal environmental and engineering challenges.

Related Organizations: Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification Report – “Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action”

November 2012

The Washington State Blue Ribbon Panel, which was convened by former governor Christine Gregoire in February 2012, released this report in November 2012 to detail its findings and recommendations for addressing the sources of and adapting to the impacts of ocean acidification.

Related Organizations: Washington State Department of Ecology

Resource Category: Planning

 

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Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Action Plan: Planning for a Shifting Shoreline and Coastal Storms

October 24, 2012

The Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program updated their 1991 Buzzards Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) to implement strategies to reduce the severity of impacts of future storms and sea level rise on the coast and on existing and future coastal development. The Plan includes new or updated goals, objectives, and management solutions to meet the environmental needs for Buzzards Bay and its surrounding watershed throughout the next decade.

Related Organizations: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM)

Resource Category: Planning

 

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