Coastal residents and towns need strategies to address climate change and its effects on sea-level rise, shoreline erosion, and coastal flooding. Extreme weather events can cause millions of dollars in damage and threaten coastal ecosystems and local economies. The Building a Resilient Coast project seeks to provide stakeholders with easy access to information to facilitate planning for climate and hazards impacts.
WATCH: Hear and see what your neighbors, town officials, and scientists have to say about sea-level rise, coastal flooding, and erosion; what it means to you; and what you can do about it in the five-part documentary, Building a Resilient Coast: Maine Confronts Climate Change, produced in partnership with Oregon Sea Grant.
Click here to view online or contact our office for a free copy.
TAKE ACTION: Learn how you can help protect your coastal property with the Maine Property Owner's Guide to Flooding, Erosion, and Other Coastal Hazards.
LEARN MORE: Our continued work in this area is a result of a two-year NOAA-funded research project, Climate Variability and Coastal Community Resilience: Testing a National Model of State-based Outreach, to assess the resilience of coastal communities in Maine and Oregon. For a summary of the project, read the executive summary (Summer 2011; 2.5 MB) and final technical report (August 2010; 1.6 MB).
The project had several objectives:
The ultimate goal of the project is to move behavior toward decisive action that results in coastal communities that are more resilient to climate variability at all scales.