Coastal Hazard Adaptation

 

Understanding acute and chronic coastal hazards is critical to developing adaptation strategies. These threats, such as tsunami threats and impacts from climate change and ocean acidification, challenge the resilience of not only Oregon’s coastal communities and the visitors who come to enjoy the coast, but also the coastal ecosystem and its abundant natural resources.

GOAL

We seek to understand acute coastal hazards and chronic conditions, and identify or develop adaptation strategies.

Objectives

  • Understand the causes of, impacts, solutions, and responses to coastal hazards and their relevance to coastal residents, visitors, and ecosystems.
  • Identify, invent, or adapt tools to address local adaptation needs focused on coastal hazards.

GOAL

We seek to support and promote implementation of adaptation strategies to acute or chronic coastal hazards, whether they are community and visitor tsunami preparation activities or ecological or technological approaches to mitigating ocean acidification.

Objectives

  • Build community networks and implement adaptation strategies to coastal hazards.
  • Engage stakeholders about coastal hazards and chronic and acute conditions, including prevention, response, and adaptation strategies.

These threats challenge the resilience of not only Oregon’s coastal communities and the visitors who come to enjoy the coast, but also the coastal ecosystem and its abundant natural resources.