Resources to Inform Adaptation Planning & Actions
More frequent severe storms and sea level rise due to climate change require proactive responses from local decision makers. Rapid Property Assessment and Coastal Exposure (Rapid PACE) is a free screening tool available to municipal officials that provides a property-specific summary of exposure to coastal hazards typically within 48-hours of a request.
The report compiles existing information, some of which can assist in regulatory decisions while others support planning initiatives. The information helps municipal officials make informed decisions and safer, more resilient communities.
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Watch a webinar on how to apply this guidance to your community.
A how-to guide on incorporating natural hazards planning and climate change adaptation into local comprehensive plans.
Statewide maps illustrating how salt marshes may migrate as sea level changes.
View the maps here.
View the final report here.
A pilot project of how natural hazards & climate change planning and adaptation can be incorporated into local comprehensive plans.
Proceedings from the 2014 Ronald C. Baird Sea Grant Science Symposium.
A catalog of actions businesses can take to be more resilient to storms, flooding and sea level rise.
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Overview of the risks and vulnerabilities of the Newport waterfront businesses and identifies a set of best management practices & actions to increase resiliency.
Read on-line or download the guide.
What coastal property owners, renters, builders and buyers should know about the Rhode Island shoreline.