Coastal Hazards

Rethinking CT’s Coastal Land Use and Adaptation Strategies

A study by Juliana Barrett of CT Sea Grant and UConn researcher Tao Wu looks at past land use changes and the importance of taking factors such as socio-economic development and the dynamic nature of coastal environments into consideration to make these areas more resilient to climate change.

Fact sheets help local leaders navigate climate change questions

Questions poured in by the dozen after the morning session of the 2015 Adapt CT legal workshop—six pages worth, in fact. That was the beginning of a CTSG-RI Sea Grant Legal Program partnership that led to the “Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation” fact sheet series.

New staff will help communities with growing climate challenges

If experience really is the best teacher, Deborah Abibou and Alicia Tyson have been to some of the prime places to learn about community resilience work. The two recently joined CTSG, filling new positions as sustainable and resilient community extension educators.

Marine life, human-sea interactions to be explored by researchers

Six research projects exploring various facets of Long Island Sound and the wider marine environment have been selected by CTSG for the 2022-2024 funding cycle. Four will focus on marine life amid changing environmental conditions. One will look at community behaviors in response to flood risks, while the sixth will focus on human relationships with the ocean.

Sustainable and Resilient Community Extension Educators sought for CT & NY Sea Grant programs

Application review for two Connecticut Sea Grant extension educators and three New York Sea Grant extension specialists will commence on August 20, 2021.

CTSG, UConn CLEAR experts talk about resiliency work

In a new episode of the “Connecting Connecticut” podcast, Juliana Barrett and Bruce Hyde discuss what UConn Extension is doing to craft a more resilient Connecticut in the face of a changing climate, more severe and frequent storms, and scarce resources.

Managed retreat is topic of Nov. 13 virtual workshop

The Climate Adaptation Academy is offering a free webinar, “Managed Retreat in the Age of Climate Change,” with a keynote address by national expert A.R. Siders and discussion and examples of the legal, social and practical questions raised when considering retreat from vulnerable coastal areas.