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The Community Rating System: Is your community involved?

Most coastal residents are all too aware of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), but they may know less about the Community Rating System (CRS). Through the CRS, communities participate in a variety of floodplain management actions that...

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By: Niki Pace / Published: Feb 11, 2015

Document provides inventory of shellfish restoration policies

Shellfish restoration is a priority for many organizations in the Gulf of Mexico and around the country. It can be challenging for researchers conducting scientific research and organizations implementing shoreline and habitat restoration projects...

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By: Stephanie Otts / Published: Feb 05, 2015

Public comments on Sea Grant programs are welcome

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium (MASGC) will undergo a scheduled four-year review April 1-2, 2015, at the White House Hotel in Biloxi, Miss.

A federal Site Review Team convened by the director of the National Sea Grant College Program...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Feb 03, 2015

Program seeks to get more from monitoring data

Monitoring is frequently identified as a need in coastal ecosystems. We cannot assess the health of an ecosystem, track changes in ecosystem services over time or properly manage our resources without observations and monitoring.

In Mobile Bay,...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Jan 28, 2015

High water markers may be coming to your city

We all know there are risks associated with living on the coast. Floods are the most common and costly disaster in the United States and all communities are vulnerable. A new initiative led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeks to...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Jan 12, 2015