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Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Science Projects

The North Atlantic LCC is playing a key role in coordinating Hurricane Sandy resiliency science projects, identifying science needs and helping to guide future restoration investments.

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The North Atlantic LCC is working with the Department of the Interior, its bureaus, and the broader conservation community to coordinate Hurricane Sandy resiliency science projects, identify science needs and help guide future restoration investments. This includes a portion of Interior’s recently announced $162 million investment in 45 projects throughout the region impacted by Sandy, as well as science projects funded previously by DOI.

As part of the Hurricane Sandy resiliency effort, the North Atlantic LCC is coordinating projects to develop decision-support tools for understanding future impacts of sea-level rise and storms – along with other predicted effects of climate change and urban growth – on beach and tidal wetland areas throughout the coastal region impacted by Hurricane Sandy. These projects will include evaluating the effectiveness of restoration, management and protection strategies for increasing the resiliency of beach and marsh habitats and species; and ensuring that results and decision-support tools are made available for use by DOI, other federal agencies, states and local communities. The LCC will work with DOI Bureaus, the Northeast Climate Science Center, coastal states, tribes, NGOs and university partners.

The North Atlantic LCC is also coordinating a collaborative, region-wide Hurricane Sandy resiliency project to prioritize efforts to increase the resiliency of road stream crossings to future floods while restoring fish passage. This critical need was demonstrated dramatically in a series of extreme weather events hitting the Northeast in recent years including Tropical Storms Irene and Lee and Hurricane Sandy that washed out roads throughout the northeast. The LCC will work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fisheries program and a broad group of collaborators from the conservation, transportation, and state and municipal planning sectors on a regional science-based approach to prioritize restoration and replacements of culverts for both resiliency and fish passage.

Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency projects have been organized into topic areas. Click the links below to explore the projects.

Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency DOI Competitive Grants (NFWF)

Spreadsheet of Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency DOI Competitive Grants from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Publication Date: 2014

Modification Date: Tue Jul 1 14:45:15 2014

Contributors: DEisenhauer , Mandy Chestnutt, NFWF

Excel spreadsheet icon Sandy Slate - Public.xls — Excel spreadsheet, 152 kB (156160 bytes)

Hurricane Sandy DOI Bureau and NOAA Science Projects List (pdf file)

A comprehensive list of DOI and NOAA Hurricane Sandy resiliency and restoration science projects, including those coordinated by the North Atlantic LCC (PDF). 294 pp.

Publication Date: 2014

Modification Date: Wed Jul 2 08:08:06 2014

Contributors: Steve Tessler (USGS) , Pete Murdoch (USGS) , Andrew Milliken (FWS/LCC) , Amanda Babson (NPS) , Ellen Mecray (NOAA)

PDF document icon HurricaneSandyScienceProjects_2013_v2014-01-21b.pdf — PDF document, 1825 kB (1869332 bytes)

Hurricane Sandy DOI Bureau and NOAA Science Projects Database (MS Access)

A comprehensive database of DOI Bureau and NOAA Hurricane Sandy resiliency and restoration science projects, including those coordinated by the North Atlantic LCC

Publication Date: 2014

Modification Date: Wed Jul 2 08:07:17 2014

Contributors: Steve Tessler (USGS) , Pete Murdoch (USGS) , Andrew Milliken (FWS/LCC) , Amanda Babson (NPS) , Ellen Mecray (NOAA)

Octet Stream icon HurricaneSandyScienceProjects_2013_v2014-01-21b.accdb — Octet Stream, 1696 kB (1736704 bytes)

Hurricane Sandy DOI Competitive Projects with Science Components

Spreadsheet of Hurricane Sandy DOI Competitive Projects with Science Components

Publication Date: 2014

Modification Date: Wed Jul 2 08:16:56 2014

Contributors: Andrew Milliken

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet icon Hurricane_Sandy_Competitive_Projects_with_Science_Components.xlsx — application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet, 68 kB (69895 bytes)

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