News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Project to highlight waterfront oral histories

Living along a working waterfront is not a unique situation, but the character of the community there makes those places unique and special places to live and work. We all know that the waterfront is important to our economy.

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By: Jody Thompson / Published: Dec 14, 2017

What old urban patterns teach us about new coastal development

How do basic urban patterns affect a city’s ability to become more coastally resilient? One area that may provide some insight into that question is Newport, Rhode Island. Though Newport is often associated with old money opulence, few would...

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By: Stephen Deal / Published: Dec 07, 2017

Survey finds gaps in resilience services

As part of a NOAA Regional Coastal Resilience Grant, our project team conducted a survey to identify gaps in existing resilience tools and services. Our goal is to use the results of the survey to update and/or enhance existing resilience tools or...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Oct 18, 2017

Nate in my front yard, sea-level rise in my office

I work on sea-level rise, coordinating NOAAs Sentinel Site Cooperative. I also live on Dauphin Island. Many find this to be quite a juxtaposition because barrier islands, like Dauphin Island, are expected to experience some of the earliest and worst...

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Oct 16, 2017

Sportfishing makes contributions to economies

The saltwater recreational fishing industry is one of the major marine industries served by research, education, and extension programming by the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium under its focus area on Resilient Communities and Economies....

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By: Ben Posadas / Published: Sep 28, 2017