California’s coastal communities face growing shoreline erosion and coastal flooding hazards, and these threats are expected to be exacerbated as sea levels rise. In response, California Sea Grant extension staff are helping communities plan, implement and evaluate coastal resilience solutions. This includes better understanding of the dynamic beach and shoreline processes, as well as equitable and thoughtful integration of social, cultural and economic interdependencies between coastal landscapes and communities. It also involves research into how the coast is responding to coastal storms, high tide events and coastal resilience solutions (natural or engineered). Expanding community monitoring of coastal changes, beach use and recreation, and related economic health dependencies is another important component of this effort.
- CALIFORNIA DUNE SCIENCE NETWORK
- CoAST SB: COMMUNITY ALLIANCE FOR SURVEYING THE TOPOGRAPHY OF SANDY BEACHES
- ASSESSING COASTAL VISITATION AND EQUITABLE ACCESS
- BINATIONAL EXTENSION FELLOWSHIP
- HUMBOLDT SEA LEVEL RISE INITIATIVE