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New Resources on Climate Adaptation

Two new resources on coastal climate change adaptation were recently made available by OPC partners: the 2011 California Coastal Adaptation Needs Assessment Survey Report and  Adapting to Sea Level Rise: A Guide for California’s Coastal Communities.

The OPC collaborated with 14 other organizations on the 2011 California Coastal Adaptation Needs Assessment Survey and the survey report is now available here. The overarching goal of the survey was to understand the needs of professionals working along California’s open ocean, bay, delta, and estuarine coastlines to prepare for the effects of accelerating climate change to their areas.  The survey was designed to assess coastal professionals’ concerns with climate change impacts, to document activities to plan and prepare for these impacts and to compile needs and barriers in planning for climate change. This project was led by staff at the University of Southern California Sea Grant, Susanne Moser Research & Consulting, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University, California Sea Grant College Program, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Earlier this year, Nicole Russell and Dr. Gary Griggs of the University of California, Santa Cruz, published a new report titled “Adapting to Sea Level Rise: A Guide for California’s Coastal Communities.” The guidebook is intended to assist state agency staff, and managers and planners in California’s coastal cities and counties in developing sea level rise adaptation plans for coastal communities.

 

** More information on this topic can be found on the OPC Climate Change Page.


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