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  • 2 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Angus King joined Damariscotta Region Chamber Director Stephanie Gallagher on April 27 to visit local businesses in Damariscotta and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the economy in the Midcoast, from broadband expansion to workforce development. “Damariscotta and Newcastle are fortunate to have such thoughtful, hardworking Maine people investing in their community and […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The UH (University of Hawaii at Mānoa) Sea Grant College Program has formed its newest center of excellence to assist coastal communities throughout Hawaii and the Pacific islands to prepare for the impacts of both natural and human-induced coastal hazards. Hawai‘i Sea Grant’s Center for Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience brings together world-renowned university scientists […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The long awaited Draft Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) Report has been released for public consultation, the City of Greater Geraldton said in their latest release.  City of Greater Geraldton Mayor, Shane Van Styn, said that the decision to release the draft document to the community at this early stage will streamline the finalization […]

  • 14 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will host a presentation on coastal resiliency at noon January 28.  Analie Barnett, a landscape ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, will present on “Identifying Resilient Coastal Sites for Conservation in the South Atlantic” at the Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, One Conservation Way in […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure last week held a subcommittee hearing entitled “Water Resources: The Role of the Public and Private Sectors.” During the hearing, Senator Edward J. Markey, of Malden, Massachusetts, discussed the dredging of Boston Harbor and coastal resilience issues. Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite Commanding General […]

  • 19 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    Rhode Island Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, announced yesterday that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has received a $75,000 award from the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities.  According to Whitehouse, DEM will use the funding to advance resiliency efforts along the shore of Quonochontaug […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Congressmen Garret Graves and Seth Moulton yesterday introduced the Creating Opportunity and Sustainability Through Science (COASTS) Act, which will help ensure that coastal communities are more resilient and sustainable in the face of coastal degradation. Specifically, this legislation: Directs the Secretary of Commerce, through NOAA, to develop and carry out a competitive grant program focused on […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has begun a coastal resiliency project at Assateague State Park, aimed at reducing shoreline erosion. The park improvement project will occur on a tidal marsh area located on the west side of the Verrazano Bridge, adjacent to the park’s boat ramp and fishing pier. The project seeks to construct a […]

  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) last week announced the release of the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Resilient Communities program in partnership with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has partnered with NFWF since 2012 to develop and implement grant programs to support the health and resilience of communities across the United States facing […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications by Friday, September 1, for short-term action request (STAR) funding for projects in Minnesota’s coastal area. These grants, offered through Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program, help local communities, agencies and organizations balance protection of coastal resources while providing places for people to live, work and play. […]

  • 4 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    Seeking to support coastal resilience, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) committed $6.6 million through the Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) to support two Ducks Unlimited shoreline protection projects in coastal Texas. The GLO granted $4.5 million in support of a living shoreline project at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge and $2.1 million for […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Baker-Polito Administration has announced more than $3.2 million in funding to support local efforts to proactively plan for and adapt to coastal storm and climate change impacts, including storm surge, flooding, erosion and sea level rise. These Coastal Resilience grants, provided by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Office of Coastal Zone […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, La. Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan. The Master Plan is the foundational document underlying the […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Business & Finance

    During the 6th Annual Conference of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center, at the College of William & Mary Law School last week, Governor Ralph Northam signed a sweeping executive order to bolster Virginia’s resilience to sea level rise and natural hazards.  The Executive Order, broad in scope and objectives, is among the most comprehensive actions […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    SAGE (Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering) will organize on October 19th a webinar on Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment: Reconceptualizing the Role of Infrastructure in Resilience. The webinar will be presented by Melissa A. Kenney, Associate Research Professor in Environmental Decision Support Science, University of Maryland, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center. The Adaptation Gradients framework incorporates […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The resilience of U.S. coastal communities to storms, flooding, erosion and other threats can be strengthened when they are protected by natural infrastructure such as marshes, reefs and beaches, or with hybrid approaches, such as a “living shoreline” — a combination of natural habitat and built infrastructure, according to a new NOAA study. The study, published in […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Nature Conservancy is now partnering with the County of Santa Barbara and the Cities of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta on Coastal Resilience Santa Barbara. The project will model, map and plan for the future impacts of sea level rise and other pertinent coastal hazards. There is much at stake in the region: Santa […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet July 11-12 to discuss flood maps, coastal resilience, land use planning and several other coastal topics. The commission will meet at the Holiday Inn in Greenville, at 1 p.m. July 11. Items on the commission’s agenda include: Flood maps – The commission will hear a presentation on the development of […]

  • 18 January 2018

    U.S. Senators Rob Portman, co-Chair of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force, and Task Force member Sherrod Brown, sent a letter to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget as well as the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Corps requesting funding for a Great Lakes coastal resiliency study in the President’s FY 2019 budget […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    NOAA Sea Grant announced yesterday grants totaling $15.9 million to support over 300 projects around the nation that help build resilient coastal communities and economies. Through university, state and other partnerships, Sea Grant Programs will supplement the federal funding with an additional $7.9 million in non-federal matching funds, bringing the total investment to more than […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced last week that The Nature Conservancy and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will receive nearly $1.4 million in federal grants through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Resilience Grants Program. This money will be used to protect and strengthen New Hampshire and the region’s […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, recently joined 17 colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army (Civil Works) R.D. James requesting sufficient funding for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study (GLCRS) in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Nature Conservancy yesterday released to the public a groundbreaking case study that provides a preliminary, comprehensive evaluation of how nature-based defenses, in conjunction with gray solutions, can effectively be used to protect communities in New York City and around the globe from the impacts of climate change. The highlights of the Urban Coastal Resilience Report, […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Municipalities, counties and local government agencies may now apply for grants for projects that improve storm resiliency as part of $50 million in federal funding now available through the Department of Environmental Protection, the Christie Administration announced. The state is making U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding available […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Business & Finance

    The 5th Annual Cape Coastal Conference is starting today, December 5, at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center. Hosted and coordinated by the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the two-day conference groups sessions under three resiliency-focused themes: Prepare, Adapt and Restore. At the conference, the Commission staff will give an overview of the ongoing Resilient Cape […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Robbins Rest Coastline Resiliency Project which is aimed to reduce significant coastal erosion threat on Fire Island has been completed now. According to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the contractors have completed all emergency repairs of Robbins Rest on Fire Island. The work on the project that will address coastal erosion and improve coastal resiliency in the area began in […]