The Planning Center of Expertise for Coastal Storm Damage Reduction is engaged in supporting the development and completion of feasibility studies for CSDR projects around the country. We are collaborating on critical issues facing our coastlines including climate change, sea level rise, and risk. We have forged partnerships with other government agencies, non-profits, and foreign governments.
The Center coordinates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Weather Service, and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration to provide assistance and guidance on hurricane evacuation plans. The Center conducts hurricane mapping, and analysis on vulnerability areas, transportation systems, and shelter spaces. Following a hurricane, the Center is on hand to provide post storm assessment and evaluate how precautions and equipment worked.
Regional Sediment Management
One of Center's priorities is Regional Sediment Management, an approach to managing sediment as a resource. This focus is threefold and includes building a strategy to enhance future water resources through planning, improving current execution of sediment related-projects and studies and developing a regional information system to better plan and execute.
Other Initiatives and Partnerships
- Partnering with Nature Conservancy on an ecosystem regional assessment
- Collaborating with Bureau of Reclamation to provide external review support for reviews
- Working with the Netherlands Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and Delft Institute
- Exploring new coastal planning models for the Department of the Navy
- Developing training for coastal stakeholders and partners
- Compiling web-based Coastal System Portfolio Initiative of National Shoreline Management Study to guide collaborative planning