News - Resilient Communities and Economies

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

Worried about erosion? Conserve or plant some salt marsh

Salt marshes are a type of coastal wetland that are common throughout the globe. If you have driven over a bridge near the coast, you have probably seen lots of salt marsh. Among the many benefits that these ecosystems provide

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Sep 14, 2017

New partnerships fostering resiliency to wind, flood hazards

As this blog is posted, we watch the response to Hurricane Harvey’s devastating flooding in Texas and Hurricane Irma’s record-breaking winds hurtling towards the Southeast U.S. These events have broken many decent, calm years in the Gulf of...

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Sep 08, 2017

Extension liaison selected for National Water Center

In an effort to meet the needs of water management decision-makers, The University of Alabama (UA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service and NOAA Sea Grant announce that Karen Bareford has been hired...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 24, 2017