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Hardening of Shorelines in the Mid-Atlantic Focus of Meeting

Management agencies are struggling to balance the pressures of coastal development with the conservation and protection of the coastal environment. Representatives of several management groups convened on February 29 to review progress on a NCCOS project studying the ecosystem effects of shoreline hardening, and offer suggestions on linking research results to regional management and policy. This marked the second […]

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Easy-to-use Model for Predicting Sea Level Rise Impacts to Marshes Now Available Online

An NCCOS-funded researcher updated his innovative coastal marsh model and provided an interactive web based application. The web accessible zero-dimensional Marsh Equilibrium Model (MEM III) provides users a hands-on tool to simulate how a tidal marsh community interacts with the physical environment to maintain its functionality under various sea level rise scenarios. Dr. James Morris […]

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Scientists Determine Value of Habitat’s Ability to Remove Nitrogen

Humans have dramatically increased the nitrogen load to coastal systems leading to eutrophication. Putting a monetary value on an ecosystem’s ability to remove nitrogen is effective for communicating the significance of often overlooked shallow water systems that are in decline due to sea level rise, urbanization and bulkhead construction. Using the common regionally derived dollar […]

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Identifying Impacts of Rising Sea Levels and Erosion to Coastal Habitats and Communities in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Sea Level Rise (SLR) is potentially detrimental to coastal habitats and human settlements along the coast, particularly on the U.S. Gulf Coast where coastal habitats support the majority of its commercial industry.  Local resource managers must adjust their plans to protect and preserve the resources under their care. NCCOS is funding a team led by […]

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Urgent Need for the Best Science to Manage Sea Level Rise Effects on Habitats

The North Carolina Sea Level Rise Project white paper, “Application to Management” makes obvious the benefit of providing opportunities for interaction between coastal managers and researchers during the planning and execution of a research project.  The findings and tools developed in the North Carolina Sea Level Rise (NCSLR) Project have improved managers’ understanding of the […]

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Managing Our Invaluable Coastal Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

Are we loving our coasts to death? Part I—Introduction and Overview Our coastal ocean ecosystems provide us inestimable ecological, recreational, and economic benefits. Our populations flock to these coastal areas, both as full–time residents and as vacationers. The notion that we as a species yearn to return to the sea is one familiar to all […]

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Federal Agencies, Local Coastal Managers and Researchers Work Together to Identify Ways to Mitigate the Impact of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle

In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that by 2095 worldwide sea level will rise between 18 cm – 55 cm.  This poses a serious concern for coastal areas that may see effects such as coastal erosion, damage to coastal infrastructure, higher and more frequent flooding and broad impacts on the coastal […]

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One-NOAA Event Discusses Pressing Issue of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle

Local, state, and federal entities, including a large number of NOAA offices, came together at the Gulf Ecology Division Laboratory of the Environmental Protection Agency in Gulf Breeze, Florida January 23-24, to discuss the scientific, management and modeling information needed to understand and mitigate the effects of Sea Level Rise on coastal Alabama and the […]

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