News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Ports contribute to community resilience

Ports play an important role in connecting sea and land operations. Ports are located at the land-sea interface where port and waterway managers live with the inevitable threat of natural hazards.

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: May 27, 2016

Hurricane tour calls us to be #HurricaneStrong

I had the chance to take part in the Hurricane Awareness Tour yesterday at Brookley Field in Mobile. There were three planes on display from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Air Force (Hurricane Hunters) and the U.S....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 20, 2016

Surveys help establish wage rates for foreign guest workers

Seafood processing is a major economic activity in the states of Mississippi and Alabama. Seafood processing created total economic impacts amounting to $228 million in sales and provided 3,300 jobs to workers in the two states in 2012. The...

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By: Benedict C. Posadas, Ph.D. / Published: May 12, 2016

What’s happening in MASGC research?

With annual reports coming in and our selected biennial research projects starting this year, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight our recently closed and new research projects and examine where we’ve been and where we are...

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By: Loretta Leist / Published: May 05, 2016

Management plans underway for Alabama watersheds

In an effort to guide restoration efforts, partners in coastal Alabama have undertaken a process of watershed management planning based on a framework developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of the plans are to guide...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Apr 14, 2016