TASK FORCE

EQUITABLE COASTAL SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE & ADAPTATION

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“Developing an integrated coastal research community focused on transforming knowledge into equitable solution actions for climate adaptation and resilience”
Sea level rise (SLR), flooding, deposition, and erosion represent major threats to coastal communities and society along the world-ocean coastlines where the effects of climate change are increasing the frequency and amplitude of hurricanes, coastal storm surges, extreme rainfall, river discharge, and tidal- related flooding. It is critical and urgent that we develop the fundamental knowledge and tools to design optimal and equitable adaptive coastal resilience strategies against the threats of climate change that integrate innovations from science, technology and governance.

SCOPE & CONTEXT OF TASK FORCE

Adaptation and resilience are emerging as an important integrative concept in the planning and operation of natural and engineered infrastructure as communities around the world face the challenges of a changing climate and associated hazards. The creation and evaluation of solutions strategies is highly dependent on the specific attributes and needs of the target community (e.g. economic, social, environmental and technical). Planning adaptation and resilience across a range of scales along with integrating the human, infrastructure and environmental dimensions of complex coastal communities, requires comprehensive planning frameworks that are informed by, and integrate, the input of sector-specific models, data, and analyses, combined with a well-structured interaction between domain-specific experts and end-users. 

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CO-CHAIRS

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AR Siders

Emanuele Di Lorenzo

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Mark Merrifield

Renee Collini

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Jill Gambill

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Laura Engeman

COASTAL SOLUTIONS WORKSHOP SERIES 1

 

Modeling, Predictions, & Observing Networks for
Coastal Flooding

In recent years, there has been significant progress in the United States coastal flood observations, modeling, and forecasting efforts with communities facing more frequent and severe flooding, inundation, and sea-level rise.  Many of these products and observations are now designed in active partnership with local and state partners, and are intended to assist community stakeholders with addressing today’s coastal flood hazards and future flooding, inundation, coastal change, and sea-level rise. This workshop will serve as a forum for assembling the research community working on these various Gulf Coast efforts to improve integration and collaboration among these entities to better serve coastal stakeholders.  The workshop will also showcase case studies for how these products are evolving to meet a range of coastal stakeholder needs for addressing contemporary and future coastal flood hazards. Finally, the workshop will have an emphasis throughout on engaging with underserved and under-resourced communities. At the front lines of these impacts, it is critical that the research community’s approaches for working with coastal communities include intentional efforts to reach the entirety of our coastal populations.”

US EAST COAST

COASTAL SOLUTIONS 2020

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July, 2020 virtual, Modeling, Predictions, & Observing Networks for
Coastal Flooding 
US East Coast

US WEST COAST

COASTAL SOLUTIONS 2021

March, 2021 virtual, Modeling, Predictions, & Observing Networks for Coastal Flooding  US West Coast

US GULF COAST

COASTAL SOLUTIONS 2021

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April, 2021 virtual, Modeling, Predictions, & Observing Networks for
Coastal Flooding 
US Gulf Coast