The Regional Coastal Resilience Grants program supports regional approaches to activities that build resilience of coastal regions, communities, and economic sectors to the negative impacts from extreme weather events, climate hazards, and changing ocean conditions.
The NERRS Science Collaborative is a network of network of 28 coastal reserves designated to protect and study estuarine systems around the country. The Science Collaborative fosters the development and application of research that addresses coastal management problems important to the reserves. The Science Collaborative administers annual requests for proposals to identify, fund, and foster science-based projects that address coastal management problems that important to the coastal reserves.
To date, the program has funded collaborative projects addressing the following:
The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) funds research projects related to the use, development, and conservation of Lake Michigan coastal resources in Illinois and Indiana.
Investing in habitat restoration and ecosystem resiliency projects provides sustainable and lasting benefits that reduce risks posed to coastal communities from extreme weather events, changing environmental conditions, and known or potential climate change impacts. The Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program is intended to build the resilience of coastal ecosystems and communities in the U.S. This grant program funds projects that develop healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through on-the-ground habitat restoration and conservation.
The Climate and Societal Interactions (CSI): Coastal and Ocean Climate Applications (COCA) program, run by NOAA's Climate Program Office, addresses the needs of decision-makers dealing with pressing climate-related issues in coastal and marine environments. The program is designed to fund interdisciplinary teams of researchers in the development and transition of climate-related research and information to advance decision-making in coastal communities and coastal and marine ecosystems.
Beginning January 2010, Wisconsin's local and regional governments must base decisions that affect zoning, official mapping, and subdivision regulations on an adopted comprehensive plan [s.66.1001 Wisconsin Statutes]. As a result, an increasing number of communities are adopting new plans or updating existing plans to be consistent with the new laws. The Great Lakes Coastal Community Planning site is meant to be used a tool to support planning efforts along the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior coasts of Wisconsin.
The Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide shows how coastal communities are using science based information to address coastal hazards such as flooding, shore erosion, and lake-level fluctuations. This new online resource connects people with the tools and data needed to consider natural hazards and climate change in local planning efforts.
Coastal County Snapshots turn complex data into easy-to-understand stories, complete with charts and graphs. Users select a coastal county of interest and the website does the rest, providing information that can help communities become more resilient to coastal hazards. Current snapshot topics include flood exposure, wetland benefits, and ocean and Great Lakes jobs. Local officials can use the snapshots as a planning tool to assess their county's resilience to flooding and understand the benefits provided by natural resources.
SLAMM-View is a web-mapping application that portrays pairs of simulation results from the Sea Level Affects Marshes Model (SLAMM) with other contextual layers such as state and county boundaries, roads, and National Wetland Inventory data via web mapping services. SLAMM-View utilizes a combination of server and client software (Java and Java-script) based on Image Matters' userSmarts.
The HYDROMAP software generates current and water level predictions for any coastal waters around the world. HYDROMAP allows users to hindcast/forecast simulations of water levels and analyze currents and open geometry for the coastal shelf.
CoastRanger MS has been designed to explain the consequences that different management approaches have on coastal processes, natural environments and flood and coastal erosion risk. The software highlights the range of interests that need to be balanced on the coast and demonstrates the difficult decisions that have to be made in some areas. CoastRanger MS simulates typical real world scenarios and provides information on management approaches, defense types, coastal behaviour and legislation.
The Lake Level Viewer is an interactive online visualization mapping tool that allows users to visualize lake level changes in the Great Lakes that range from six feet above to six feet below historical long-term average water levels, as well as potential shoreline and coastal impacts. This tool is intended to help communities plan for and adapt to climate change and the accompanying changes in lake water levels.
The Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite (Delft3D FM) models coastal, estuarine, river, rural, and urban environments in order to support coastal and marine management. This software can simulate storm surges, hurricanes, tsunamis, detailed flows and water levels, waves, sediment transport and morphology, water quality and ecology, and is capable of handling the interactions between these processes.