Advancing Coastal Resilience Solutions and Science

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Funding Agency
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Focus Area(s)
Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies, Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

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.   


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Principal Investigators
profile photo of Laura Engeman Laura Engeman
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
profile photo of Laurie Richmond Laurie Richmond
Cal Poly Humboldt
profile photo of Carolynn Culver Carolynn Culver
University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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