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Disaster Preparedness Program co-hosts SHORELINE21 Workshop

May 3, 2021 ─ On April 26-27, the NOAA Office of Response and Restoration’s Disaster Preparedness Program partnered with the University of Florida Center for Coastal Solutions, the National Science Foundation, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to host the Shared Operational Research Logistics in the Nearshore Environment (SHORELINE 21) workshop.

Slide from the presentation given at the workshop.
Coastal conservation and storm damage reduction panel at the SHORELINE21 workshop. Image credit: NOAA.

The workshop brought together over 150 participants to unite field and lab research across disciplines to reduce hurricane impacts to the built and natural environments. The workshop included presentations and panel discussions with experts from wind and coastal engineering, atmospheric science, oceanography, ecology, emergency management, and crisis communications to foster collaboration across field and laboratory research directed at reducing hurricane impacts in coastal communities.

View the agenda here.

Charles Grisafi, Southeast Regional Preparedness Coordinator, for the Disaster Preparedness Program, moderated a panel discussion about coastal conservation and storm damage reduction. Panelists discussed how their organizations work with partners and coastal communities to better prepare for storm events and increase coastal conservation efforts.

Panelists included:

  • Rebecca Beavers, Coastal Geology and Adaptation Coordinator, National Park Service 
  • Jane Smith, Senior Research Scientist, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Heidi Stiller, South Regional Director, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
  • Susan White, Executive Director, North Carolina Sea Grant

In the coming months, workshop proceedings and copies of workshop presentations will be made available on the SHORELINE21 website.

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