Natural and human hazards including sea level rise, tsunamis, threats of oil spills, and more put coastal communities at risk. These risks have major implications for both economic and environmental sustainability. It is essential that residents of coastal communities understand these risks and learn what they can do to reduce their vulnerability. Sea Grant assists individuals, businesses and communities in developing emergency preparedness and response plans that increase resiliency and enable them to respond effectively. By effectively communicating best management practices and improving forecasting capabilities, Sea Grant helps reduce vulnerability of people, buildings and businesses to coastal hazards.
For more information, contact Nick Sadrpour, Science, Research & Policy Specialist, 213.740.1937.
National Sea Grant Program Focus Area: Hazard Resilient Coastal Communities