coastal vulnerability

Delaware Sea Grant and partners develop interactive flood risk visualization tool

While Nov. 30 marked the official end of hurricane season, winter and spring months also can generate large weather events — including nor’easters that can bring significant flooding to the Delaware coast.

Historically, winds, waves and storm tides associated with nor’easters have...Read more

Delaware Sea Grant sets Dec. 4 seminar on 'Mitigating Climate Change at the Local Level'

The Delaware Sea Grant College Program will host its next “Focus on the Delaware Coast” seminar Thursday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the University of Delaware’s Virden Center, located on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.
 
The half-day seminar, titled “...Read more

Focus on the Delaware Coast: Mitigating Climate Change at the Local Level

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:00am

The Delaware Sea Grant College Program will host its next “Focus on the Delaware Coast” seminar Thursday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at University of Delaware’s Virden Center, located on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del.

The half-day seminar, titled “Mitigating climate...Read more

Sea Talk Video - Delaware's 1962 Northeaster

This is SeaTalk: Ocean News from the University of Delaware.

In March of 1962, a strong northeaster struck Delaware's coast over the course of three days. The storm left a trail of devastation in its wake. Six people drowned, dozens of oceanfront properties were destroyed, and coastal...Read more

Delaware's 1962 Northeaster

Delaware's March 1962 storm caused unprecedented destruction to life and property. Unusually high wind-driven tides carried breaking waves inland, destroying buildings and structures that, ordinarily, would have been beyond the reach of the surf. These photographs and the story they tell about...Read more

Extending models of surface hydrodynamics in complex natural and modified tidal marsh environments (RCE-2)

Investigators:  James Kirby and Fengyan Shi — University of Delaware

Delaware Sea Grant researchers are developing cutting-edge computer simulations models of coastal marshes to describe and predict water and...Read more

Focus on the Delaware Coast: Delaware’s Coastal Economy

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 8:00am

Delaware’s Coastal Economy will be the subject of a continuing University of Delaware seminar series that focuses on coastal resource issues in Delaware. The seminar will take place Friday, Dec. 7, 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Virden Center at UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. The event is...Read more

Quantifying Spatio-Temporal Variability in Hydrodynamics and Inundation of a Tidal Saltmarsh (R/HRCC-1)

Investigators:
Jack Puleo—University of Delaware
Thomas McKenna—Delaware Geological Survey

Global sea-level rise and sinking land are combining to cause water levels near Bowers Beach, Del., to increase at a rate faster than anywhere else on the Atlantic...Read more

’62 Storm 50th Anniversary Commemoration Activities

’62 Storm 50th Anniversary Commemoration Workshop Events

Delaware Coastal Vulnerability and Sustainability – 1962 to 2062

Few residents who lived along the Delaware coast in 1962 will ever forget the coastal storm of the century. The powerful...Read more