Resources to Inform Adaptation Planning & Actions
These projects that are part of the Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant portfolio are additional efforts to improve coastal community resilience to shoreline change and climate impacts.
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.
Statewide maps illustrating how salt marshes may migrate as sea level changes.