Coastal Managers

Beyond the Basics of Local Mitigation Planning

This website is designed to help guide visitors through the process of developing or updating a local hazard mitigation plan.  Based on FEMA's Local Mitigation Planning Handbook, the website offers practical approaches and examples of how communities can engage in effective planning to reduce long-term risk from natural disasters.

Changing Public Behavior - Online

Changing Public Behavior: People and the Environment is a self-study course designed for natural resource professionals, extension educators, and environmental educators who work with communities.  Through the seven units, participants build skills in identifying and analyzing behavior change opportunities and draft a plan for increasing people's involvement in an environmental situation.

Coastal Climate Change

This module provides an overview of the impacts coastal regions are experiencing and may continue to experience as a result of Earth’s changing climate. A video series within the module demonstrates effective strategies for communicating climate science.

Geospatial Infrastructure for Coastal Communities: Informing Adaptation to Sea Level Rise

Aimed at community planners, emergency managers, and other coastal zone decision-makers this video will explain how using geospatial information already available through NOAA, combined with strategic local investments in infrastructure can provide communities with the data needed to confidently plan for future sea-level changes.