North Atlantic Beach Resiliency Projects
North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative resiliency projects related to beach and barrier island ecosystems.
Under a cooperative agreement funded by the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Mitigation Fund, Designing Sustainable Coastal Landscapes in the Face of Sea-level Rise and Storms, will add needed coastally relevant information to the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project for the North Atlantic region.
One of the principal impacts of sea-level rise will be the loss of land in coastal areas through erosion and submergence of the coastal landscape. However, changes vary across space and time and are difficult to predict because landforms such as beaches, barriers, and marshes can respond to sea level rise in complicated, dynamic ways. This project developed decision support models to address critical management decisions at regional and local scales, considering both dynamic and simple inundation responses to sea-level rise.
The Nature Conservancy's Hurricane Sandy project to identify resilient sites for coastal conservation.
Doing science aided by smartphones to understand habitat preferences and future habitat availability
Modeling to examine the influence of landscape scale variables and beach management strategies on bird nesting suitability
This project will coordinate, synthesize and deliver coastal resilience information, activities and lessons learned across the coastal portion of the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) network. The project will deliver existing coastal resilience and adaptation information to communities and, where feasible, prioritize conservation actions to increase the resilience of both coastal communities and natural resources.
This series of reports, databases, and data layers generated using Google Earth imagery provides an inventory of sandy beach and tidal inlet habitats from Maine to North Carolina, as well as modifications to sandy beaches and tidal inlets prior to, immediately after, and three years after Hurricane Sandy.