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Coastal Sector Organizations

Organizations that work on adaptation in the coastal sector are listed below.

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Alaska Sea Grant

Alaska Sea Grant supports marine and coastal research, provides education and extension services, distributes information about Alaska's seas and coasts, and provides funding to scientific researchers and graduate students. Their Marine Advisory Program is for fishermen, boat operators, coastal residents, tour guides, the seafood industry, and others who make a living from or enjoy the waters of Alaska. This program produces and distributes a variety of publications for the general public, K-12 educators, fishermen, and others.




America's Energy Coast

America’s Energy Coast (AEC) is an initiative of the America’s WETLAND Foundation. AEC is a diverse group of major businesses and industries, national environmental and conservation organizations, scientists and researchers, and coastal interests from across the four energy-producing states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama – collectively known as America’s Energy Coast




America's WETLAND Foundation

America's WETLAND Foundation advocates for the conservation and restoration of the coastal and inland wetlands of Lousiana and surrounding areas, with particular focus on the impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the role wetlands play as storm buffers, and the risks wetland losses pose to energy and other infrastructure. America's WETLAND Foundation has been linked with government entities and figures, environmental groups, and Lousiana businesses, and is currently funded by private donations from numerous sources, including Shell, Chevron, BP, and other major energy corporations.




Association of State Floodplain Managers

The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is an organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, National Flood Insurance Program, and flood preparedness, warning and recovery. ASFPM is a respected voice in floodplain management practice and policy in the United States because it represents flood hazard specialists of local, state and federal government, research community, insurance industry, and the fields of engineering, hydrologic forecasting, emergency response, water resources and others.




Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network (BayCAN)

The Bay Area Climate Adaptation Network (BayCAN), formed in July of 2018, is a collaboration among local governments and partnering organizations that are working together to help the San Francisco Bay Area region effectively and efficiently respond to the impacts of climate change. BayCAN focuses on issues related to water supply, sea-level rise, wastewater and stormwater management, wildfires, ecosystems, and public health, building on existing efforts and initiatives of member agencies and organizations.




Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC)

The Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium (BAECCC) identifies and addresses climate change impacts on ecosystems using science to inform adaptive management for long-term ecological and economic benefits.  The Consortium consists of Federal, state and non-governmental research, management and planning agencies in the San Francisco region.




California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is the lead agency for conserving California’s fish, wildlife and habitat resources.




California Sea Grant

California Sea Grant sponsors marine research, extension services, and education activities to support the management, conservation, and enhancement of coastal resources. The California Sea Grant Extension Program is responding more frequently to questions about how climate change might impact the California coastal environment. Studies on topics such as ocean acidification, changes in sea levels, shifts in upwelling, thermal regime changes and phenology are now among the program's funded activities.




California State Coastal Conservancy

The California State Coastal Conservancy, established in 1976, is a state agency that uses entrepreneurial techniques to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources, and to provide access to the shore - working in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. To date, the Conservancy has undertaken more than 1,800 projects along the 1,100 mile California coastline and around San Francisco Bay.




Carolinas Integrative Sciences and Assessments (CISA) - RISA

CISA is a member of NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, which supports climate research for decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level. CISA is committed to improving the range, quality, relevance, and accessibility of climate information for decision-making and resource management in North and South Carolina. CISA's initial research focus areas included water supply and quality modeling, and have more recently turned to climate impacts on public health and coastal communities.