Coastal Resilience 2.0

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Coastal Resilience is an approach and online decision support tool that provides communities, planners, businesses and officials a step-wise process to guide decisions to reduce the ecological and socio-economic risks of coastal hazards. The approach includes 4 critical steps: (1) Assess Risk and Vulnerability to coastal hazards including current and future storms and sea level rise scenarios, (2) Identify Solutions for reducing risk across social-ecological systems, (3) Take Action to help communities develop and implement nature-based solutions where appropriate and (4) Measure Effectiveness to ensure that our efforts to reduce risk through restoration and adaptation are successful. The primary mechanism for delivering this approach to communities is through a web-based decision support tool (maps.coastalresilience.org). Coastal Resilience 2.0 utilizes Esri's javascript API visualization platform that contains “mini apps” using state-of-the-art web mapping technology. These apps are developed collaboratively with an array of partners around specific coastal issues focused on the four steps of the approach. Coastal Resilience 2.0 operate at local, regional and national planning scales; it has been used in the latest National Climate Assessment by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and in the 2012 World Risk Report by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security. The tool and apps are also developed for coastal communities in order to highlight their risk and vulnerability, and identify appropriate nature-based solutions in reducing that risk. This takes the important step of visualizing what happens if coastal habitats are lost – including how and where that will increase risk. The tool and apps featured in the video illustrate how Coastal Resilience 2.0 is being used to inspire action, with a focus in the Hurricane Sandy affected region of the Northeast U.S., the Gulf of Mexico, and in Puget Sound, Washington. Specifically, we demonstrate tool use and how Coastal Resilience apps are built to support hazard mitigation and adaptation planning processes. Through scenario planning and stakeholder engagement, Coastal Resilience 2.0 is an optimal decision support tool for informing restoration, adaptation and conservation decisions across different social, economic and ecological settings.


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