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Climate Change Action in Coastal Habitats: Training

Coastal Community Planning and Development | NOAA
Recognizing typical patterns of growth and understanding alternatives to coastal development are critical first steps in coastal land use planning. This course provides coastal planners and other participants with the background, examples, and strategies to foster more sustainable development in their own coastal communities.

Coastal Inundation Mapping | NOAA
Hands-on computer course -
Land conservation is a method for mitigating storm and flood impacts. Identifying areas susceptible to flood inundation will help conservation planners and floodplain managers prioritize conservation efforts. This course teaches participants about the different types of coastal inundation, ways to map flood areas in the coastal environment, data and methodology limitations, and practical ways to apply this information to support state and local planning efforts.

Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience | NOAA
This 3-hour course introduces participants to green infrastructure concepts, focusing on applying concepts to protect coastal ecosystem services that can assist in climate adaptation and coastal resilience.

Planning for Climate Change | NOAA
This training covers the fundamentals of how to plan for climate change, how to conduct a vulnerability assessment, how current state regulations address climate change, and how other governments are taking on the challenge of preparing for climate change. Participants become familiar with key data sources and learn specific strategies for engaging stakeholders in climate change preparedness.

Navigating in Rough Seas: Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings | NOAA
Conserving land in coastal areas can be a hotly debated and confrontational pursuit. This course will equip conservation professionals with the ability to design, conduct, and manage meetings and other collaborative efforts in public forums.

Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk | NOAA
This three-hour training introduces the “Roadmap” assessment designed to help communities characterize their exposure to current and future hazard and climate threats and incorporate relevant data and information about hazards and climate existing planning and decision-making efforts may integrate this information to address community issues. For more information on training contact

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