SECCCoP Member Maddy Russell Featured in EDEN Webinar Series

The National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) ha s been instrumental in bringing floodplain managers and the researc h community together, offering measurable outcomes for grant funded projects. The CRS is a complex program accompanied by a manual that is nearly 700 pages. There are four categories, nineteen activities, and nearly 16,000 points … More SECCCoP Member Maddy Russell Featured in EDEN Webinar Series

New Paper Projects Higher Sea Level Rise

A new study published in Earth’s Future draws on recent Antarctic ice sheet modeling to make a central projection of roughly 5 feet (1.5 meters) of global mean sea level rise this century – close to doubling the most recent projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. At the same time, the study indicates 21st century sea-level rise could … More New Paper Projects Higher Sea Level Rise

The State of Climate Adaptation in Water Resources Management: Southeastern US and US Caribbean

From Rachel Gregg with EcoAdapt The Southeastern United States and U.S. Caribbean is highly vulnerable to a variety of climatic factors and extreme weather events, including heavy downpours, floods, and droughts, all of which can influence water resources in this region. Over the last 30 years, the Southeast has been affected by more billion-dollar weather-related … More The State of Climate Adaptation in Water Resources Management: Southeastern US and US Caribbean

Coastal Resilience Short Course for Graduate Students

The Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the Coastal Environment (SAGE) program will offer a one-week short course on coastal resiliency, to be held at Northeastern University in Boston, June 3-9, 2018. The course, which is part of a National Science Foundation project, is intended for graduate students (MS and PhD) who are working in any of the … More Coastal Resilience Short Course for Graduate Students

Welcome Sarah Watson! New Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist with CISA & SC Sea Grant

Sarah Watson has joined the SC Sea Grant and CISA teams as the Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist. Below is the press released announcing her hire. As Sarah takes over some of the responsibilities held by her predecessor, Liz Fly, she will be working closely with the SECCCoP. Please join me in welcoming Sarah to the region! … More Welcome Sarah Watson! New Coastal Climate & Resilience Specialist with CISA & SC Sea Grant

Upcoming CRS Webinar Series

Nature-Based Solutions, Higher Flood Management Standards, and FEMA’s Community Rating System The National Flood Insurance Program‘s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a federal incentive program that provides flood insurance policyholders with discounts on their premiums in exchange for their community taking actions to reduce flood risk. This free webinar series will specifically highlight how communities may achieve … More Upcoming CRS Webinar Series

Mortgage Relief Options for Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Irma

Federally regulated Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have come together to get the word out about mortgage relief options for those affected by recent natural disasters, including Hurricane Irma. Below are resources to share with friends, family, co-workers, and stakeholders who were affected by Irma. What help is available? If you are affected by the … More Mortgage Relief Options for Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Irma

Storm Surge Risk Communications

By Jill Gambill, Georgia Sea Grant and UGA Marine Extension Several months ago, I collaborated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to conduct seven focus groups on storm surge risk communication during Hurricane Matthew in Beaufort, SC; Savannah, GA; and Brunswick, GA. We compiled several documents to reflect reasons that people may not evacuate, … More Storm Surge Risk Communications