External Documents

Achieving Hazard-Resilient Coastal & Waterfront Smart Growth

This report provides an overview of the ideas shared during a roundtable discussion with experts about how coastal and waterfront communities could improve quality of life, use land and other resources efficiently, and create environmentally and economically sustainable neighborhoods while minimizing risks from natural hazards related to coastal and waterfront flooding.

Adaptation Tool Kit: Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use

This Tool Kit, prepared by the estimable Jessica Grannis with assistance from students in Georgetown Law's Harrison Institute for Public Law, provides local and state governments and their citizens with practical knowledge to help adapt to sea-level rise in a prudent and balanced manner.

Building a Resilient Gulf Coast

This report seeks to quantify the Gulf Coast's climate risks and how to adapt to them. In particular, energy production is a major focus.

Clean & Resilient Marina Guidebook At A Glance

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) has made supporting Clean Marinas and promoting their resilience to natural and man-made disasters a top priority. GOMA's Clean and Resilient Marina Guidebook provides marina owners and operators useful information, tools, and recommended practices on (1) Marina Design and Siting, (2) Emergency Preparedness, (3) Evacuation Procedures, (4) Stormwater Management and Erosion Controls, (5) Climate Adaptation and Sea Level Rise, and (6) Outreach and Education for Marina Operators and Boaters.

Climate Adaptation & Transportation: Identifying Information and Assistance Needs

This report summarizes the presentations, discussions and recommendations from a workshop, Climate Adaptation & Transportation: Identifying Information and Assistance Needs, held November 16-17, 2011. Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sector Applications and Research Program, the workshop was designed and facilitated by the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP).

Coastal Community Resilience Index: A Community Self-Assessment

This self-assessment guide provides step-by-step instructions to help coastal communities determine whether they will be able to function after a hurricane, tropical storm, or coastal flood-related disaster. Completing this assessment can help communities become more disaster resilient.

Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: 2012 Technical Input Report to the 2013 National Climate Assessment

The report, one of a series of technical inputs for the third National Climate Assessment (NCA) conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on the coasts of the U.S.. It describes the impacts on natural and human systems, including several major sectors of the U.S. economy, and the progress and challenges to planning and implementing adaptation options.

Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the National Climate Assessment

The report was produced in response to a request from the U.S. National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee. It provides a synthesis of the scientific literature on global sea level rise, and a set of four scenarios of future global sea level rise. The report includes input from national experts in climate science, physical coastal processes, and coastal management.

Gulf Coast Climate Change Survey

This report showcases the results of a telephone survey of 3,856 randomly selected residents along the Gulf Coast. The project was designed to provide insight into how Gulf Coast residents view issues related to climate change, including perceptions of changes in their local climate, individual adaptation, and local government response.

Hurricane Communication Best Practices

This brochure is a summary of recommendations for improving communication that were compiled as a result of extensive interviewing with persons affected by Hurricane Katrina as a part of the Hurricanes, Institutional Procedures, and Information Processing (HIPIP) project.