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Gulf of Mexico Alliance Releases Governors’ Action Plan III for Healthy and Resilient Coasts

June 9, 2016 - in Uncategorized

Ocean Springs, Miss.—The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (Alliance) released the Governors’ Action Plan III For Healthy and Resilient Coasts today. This is the third major effort by the Alliance, approved by all five U.S. Gulf Coast State governors. The states…

Rising Sea Levels: A Cause of Concern for the Coastline

February 19, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

For years, scientists have warned against the dangers of planetary pollution, the continuance of global warming and other valid concerns that plague our…

NOAA Updates Online Tools for Coastal Observation and Forecasts

October 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

NOAA has upgraded nowCOAST, a GIS-based online map service providing more frequently updated ocean observations along with coastal and marine weather…

Using Green Infrastructure to Enhance Coastal Resilience

September 1, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. As such, this week presents an opportunity to reflect on how we as a nation prepare for hurricanes and other coastal hazards, particularly as climate…

Coastal Risk Consulting and InterNACHI Announce Strategic Marketing Partnership

July 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. and BOULDER, Colo., July 16, 2015—Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC (CRC), the leading online flood prediction technology company, and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, Inc. (InterNACHI), have entered into a joint…

NOAA Study Finds Marshes, Reefs, Beaches Can Enhance Coastal Resilience

April 29, 2015—The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they are protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs, and beaches, or with hybrid approaches, such as a “living…

NOAA’s Expanded Flood Information Tool Promotes Resilience

April 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater

April 21, 2015—A NOAA flood exposure risk mapping tool that was developed in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania has now been expanded to cover coastal areas along the entire U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. The Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper,…

New Report Reveals Continuing Coastal Wetlands Losses in U.S.

November 21, 2013 - in Planning, Water

The United States is losing wetlands in coastal watersheds at a significant rate, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). These wetlands are vital to the…

Coastal Habitats Shield People and Property from Sea-level Rise and Storm Surges

July 16, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

Extreme weather, sea-level rise and degraded coastal ecosystems are placing people and property at greater risk of damage from coastal hazards. The likelihood and magnitude of losses may be reduced by intact reefs and coastal vegetation, especially when those…

New Online Tool Helps Predict Hurricane-Induced Coastal Change

July 1, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

The probability of hurricane-induced coastal change on sandy beaches from Florida to New York has been assessed for the first time in two U.S. Geological Survey studies released today. The two reports -- one assessing the coastline from Florida to North Carolina,…