Jenna Judge

CA Sea Grant Extension Postdoctoral Scholar
Extension Team / jenna.judge@noaa.gov / (510) 637-3797

Dr. Jenna Judge coordinates the San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative, one of five NOAA Sentinel Site Cooperatives in the country, created to leverage NOAA and partner resources and science to help coastal communities and ecosystems prepare for and adapt to sea level rise. In her role, Dr. Judge works with partners to develop resources and plan, convene and facilitate workshops that advance dialogue between diverse stakeholder groups that are planning and implementing strategies for sea level rise adaptation.

Judge received a bachelor's degree in aquatic biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her doctorate in integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley.


With an emphasis on sea level rise, Cooperative activities fall under three focus areas:

  1. Bridging natural and built adaptation planning

  2. Supporting development of a Regional Marsh Monitoring Program

  3. Fostering resilience efforts that incorporate connections between the ocean/outer coast and bay

Select Projects and Activities

  • “Identification of Natural Infrastructure Options for Adapting to Sea Level Rise,” is a California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment Project led by The Nature Conservancy and Point Blue Conservation Science. Dr. Judge developed in-depth case studies highlighting nature-based approaches in a range of coastal settings that have proven to be successful alternatives to hardening shorelines. Case studies were presented at the 2017 National Adaptation Forum and have been published on coastalresilience.org in addition to the project report. Read more.
  • Workshop and webinar series to support development of a Regional Marsh Monitoring Program for the San Francisco Bay Area.
    • San Francisco Bay Wetland Permitting and Monitoring Workshop, January 2017
    • Tracking Elevation Change in Marshes with National Geodetic Survey, February 2017
    • Water Levels and Tidal Datums Webinar with NOAA CO-OPS, April 2017
    • San Francisco Bay Geospatial Workgroup meeting, May 2017
    • Understanding and Using Local Sea Level Rise Scenarios Brown Bag, August 2017

Dr. Jenna Judge coordinates the San Francisco Bay and Outer Coast Sentinel Site Cooperative, one of five NOAA Sentinel Site Cooperatives in the country, created to leverage NOAA and partner resources and science to help coastal communities and ecosystems prepare for and adapt to sea level rise. In her role, Dr. Judge works with partners to develop resources and plan, convene and facilitate workshops that advance dialogue between diverse stakeholder groups that are planning and implementing strategies for sea level rise adaptation.

Judge received a bachelor's degree in aquatic biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned her doctorate in integrative biology from the University of California, Berkeley.


With an emphasis on sea level rise, Cooperative activities fall under three focus areas:

  1. Bridging natural and built adaptation planning

  2. Supporting development of a Regional Marsh Monitoring Program

  3. Fostering resilience efforts that incorporate connections between the ocean/outer coast and bay

Select Projects and Activities

  • “Identification of Natural Infrastructure Options for Adapting to Sea Level Rise,” is a California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment Project led by The Nature Conservancy and Point Blue Conservation Science. Dr. Judge developed in-depth case studies highlighting nature-based approaches in a range of coastal settings that have proven to be successful alternatives to hardening shorelines. Case studies were presented at the 2017 National Adaptation Forum and have been published on coastalresilience.org in addition to the project report. Read more.
  • Workshop and webinar series to support development of a Regional Marsh Monitoring Program for the San Francisco Bay Area.
    • San Francisco Bay Wetland Permitting and Monitoring Workshop, January 2017
    • Tracking Elevation Change in Marshes with National Geodetic Survey, February 2017
    • Water Levels and Tidal Datums Webinar with NOAA CO-OPS, April 2017
    • San Francisco Bay Geospatial Workgroup meeting, May 2017
    • Understanding and Using Local Sea Level Rise Scenarios Brown Bag, August 2017