News - Resilient Communities and Economies

Graham to share oil spill research

Larissa Graham has joined the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Auburn University’s Marine Extension and Research Center as a Gulf of Mexico oil spill extension specialist.

Each Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant program has hired an oil spill...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Aug 06, 2014

Gulf Shores receives Outstanding Planning Award

GULF SHORES, Ala. – The City of Gulf Shores has been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Planning Award for a Project or Implementation Tool by the Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for its work to develop Waterway Village along...

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By: City of Gulf Shores / Published: Jun 02, 2014

Planning to enhance resilience in Orange Beach

Believing that “forewarned is forearmed,” the City of Orange Beach teamed with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Social and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) to assess...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 05, 2014

Assessing Resilience: CRI

For coastal communities, “resilience” is the ability to prepare, respond and recover from disasters. Over the last decade, the Gulf Coast has experienced both natural and technological disasters. In either case, a community needs to know how...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 05, 2014