News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Finding common ground to enhance community resilience

I recently had the opportunity to interact with the Mississippi chapter of The Wildlife Society and discuss their work in the natural environment and wildlife issues as they relate to community resilience.

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Sep 27, 2018

The Bays and Bayous Symposium is fast approaching

Planning for the Bays and Bayous Symposium is in full swing! The symposium is a local event where hundreds of scientists, students, industry, agencies, resource managers and more can share research, studies and more. It will be in Mobile on Nov....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 31, 2018

Floodplain managers in coastal Alabama form new workgroup

This July, 25 practitioners in coastal Alabama, including public officials from 12 jurisdictions, participated in the first Community Rating System (CRS) Users-Group meeting. This significant first step towards solidifying multi-jurisdictional...

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By: Hank Hodde / Published: Aug 06, 2018

Innovative projects selected for MASGC grant funding

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium held a grant competition for its 2018-2020 research program. Six research projects that address coastal issues in Alabama and Mississippi were selected to receive funding. They include the following:

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 27, 2018

What will storm surge look like in the future?

An exciting new storymap has been released that shows what storm surge will look like in the northern Gulf of Mexico as sea levels rise. he coastal zone is a very dynamic place, with many ongoing processes such as tides and waves shaping our shores....

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By: Renee Collini / Published: Jul 27, 2018