Sea Grant Focus Area: Sustainable Coastal Development

This focus area supports research and outreach that provide information and techniques that enhance waterfront-related economic activities. This includes engagement of coastal communities in planning processes that support the efforts of community leaders to identify and pursue sustainable economic development and recognition of the need to balance the multiple uses of these resources. Specific areas of interest to Delaware Sea Grant include:

  • Research and outreach activities that provide local communities with information and techniques to enhance waterfront-related economic activities in a sustainable way (e.g., climate prosperity).
  • Research and outreach activities that help coastal communities address issues related to natural resource planning from a multi-user perspective.
  • Innovative research (science, engineering, policy) that quantifies and translates opportunities for coastal-ocean renewable energy technologies and promotes sustainable land-use practices.
  • Partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies and others to enhance development of and support for best practices to foster sustainable economic development in coastal communities.

Details of the research projects funded by Delaware Sea Grant for the 2012-2014 period are listed below. For additional information, please also see our latest annual report.

Visit our research project archive to see previously funded projects.

Sea Grant researchers are investigating the potential impact of offshore wind farms on beach use.
Page Updated on June 27, 2013