New York and Connecticut: visualizing coastal impacts, planning wisely for the future, and advancing adaptive responses today

Resources

Publications

Beck, B. Gilmer, A. W. Whelchel, Z. Ferdaña, J. Stone, G. Raber, C. Shepard and I. Meliane. In press. Using interactive decision support to integrate coast hazard mitigation and ecosystem services in Long Island Sound, New York and Connecticut USA. In Renaud, F. (Ed). Linkages between Ecosystems, Livelihoods and Disaster Risk Reduction, UNU Press, Bonn.

Gilmer, B. and Z. Ferdaña. 2012. Developing a Framework for Assessing Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise in Southern New England, USA, in K. Otto-Zimmermann (ed.), Resilient Cities 2: Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change Proceedings of the Global Forum 2011, Local Sustainability 2, © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012.

Shepard, C., V. N. Agostini, B. Gilmer, T. Allen, J. Stone, W. Brooks, M. W. Beck. 2012. Evaluating alternative future sea-level rise scenarios. Natural Hazards (2012) 63:1223–1224.

Shepard, C., V. N. Agostini, B. Gilmer, T. Allen, J. Stone, W. Brooks, M. W. Beck. 2012. Assessing future risk: quantifying the effects of sea level rise on storm surge risk for the southern shores of Long Island, New York. Natural Hazards 60:727–745.

Ferdaña, Z., S. Newkirk, A.W. Whelchel, B. Gilmer, M.W. Beck. Building Interactive Decision Support to Meet Management Objectives for Coastal Conservation and Hazard Mitigation on Long Island, New York, USA, in Andrade Pérez, A., Herrera Fernandez, B. and Cazzolla Gatti, R. (eds.) (2010). Building Resilience to Climate Change: Ecosystem-based adaptation and lessons from the field. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. 72-87.  

 

Connecticut specific reports and assessments

Adapting to the Rise: A Guide for Connecticut Coastal Communities

Using Nature to Reduce Climate and Disaster Risks

Connecticut Coastal Resilience Launch Workshop Summary Report March 2011

Eastern Connecticut Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Workshop Summary Report January 2012

Bridgeport Climate Preparedness Workshops Report August 2012

Guilford Community Coastal Resilience Plan July 2013

Fairfield Hazards and Community Resilience Workshop Summary Report September 2013

East Lyme Salt Marsh Advancement Zone Assessment September 2013

Guilford Salt Marsh Advancement Zone Assessment September 2013

Old Saybrook Salt Marsh Advancement Zone Assessment September 2013

Waterford Salt Marsh Advancement Zone Assessment September 2013

Stratford Hazards and Community Resilience Workshop Summary Report October 2013

Other resources

The Digital Coast partnership is an effort led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. The Digital Coast is used to address timely coastal issues, including land use, coastal conservation, hazards, marine spatial planning, and climate change. Partners in this effort include the Association of State Floodplain Managers, Coastal States Organization, National Association of Counties, National States Geographic Information Council, and The Nature Conservancy. Case studies on the Digital Coast website feature more about the methods taken in Long Island Sound:

Coastal Resilience Long Island: A Case Study from The Nature Conservancy

Assessing Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise in Southern New England: A Case Study from The Nature Conservancy

 

NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Adapting to Climate Change: A Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers.

 

The State of Marine and Coastal Adaptation in North Amercia: A Synthesis of Emerging Ideas

 

Association of State Floodplain Managers: No Adverse Impact - Explained

Association of State Floodplain Mangers: Coastal No Adverse Impact - Handbook

Association of State Floodplain Managers: Coastal No Adverse Impact - Case Studies

 

Maryland's Coastal Program: A Sea Level Rise Response Strategy for the State of Maryland