Coast Day 2017

Coast Day returns Oct. 1 with ‘Discoveries on land, in the air and at sea’

Coast Day returns to University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes on Sunday, Oct. 1.

The event, scheduled from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., attracts thousands of attendees from Delaware...Read more

Preparedness for Coastal Living

Sea level rise, coastal storms, flooding, property damage, and risks to health and safety are all closely related when living just a few feet above sea level, as is the reality for anyone living in the majority of Delaware. Whether in a beach house or near a creek further inland,...Read more

Sea Talk Video - Storm Surge

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

The driving wind and waves that accompany coastal storms like hurricanes and northeasters can create an abnormal rise in sea level called a storm surge. Delaware Sea Grant is helping communities cope with coastal hazards by...Read more

Centralizing resources: Delaware Sea Grant researchers develop infrastructure to house flood, high water mark data

Each year, Delaware experiences anywhere from 10 to 35 significant coastal storms, including nor’easters and tropical systems. These storms bring with them the potential for coastal flooding, one of the most significant natural hazards facing the state today.

In 2012, for example,...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

Oct. 5: Coast Day 2014

The 38th annual Coast Day returns on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.

This year’s Coast Day theme, “Weather and Climate: On Our Radar,” sheds light on the environmental and human forces that play a role...Read more

Optical observing systems for Delaware’s coastal research and management (HCE-17)

Investigator: Xiao-Hai Yan — University of Delaware

Satellite data, both real-time and archived, can be used to inform responses to both acute and chronic...Read more

Natural Hazard and Climate Change Adaptation Tool Kit for Delaware Communities

Delaware communities are susceptible to a variety of natural hazards. Additionally, communities face an increasing degree of uncertainty related to the impacts that future climatic conditions may have on their areas.  This toolkit was developed to assist communities in identifying planning,...Read more

Delaware Homeowners Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards

More than 80 major storms have threatened Delaware’s coast over the past three decades, putting lives and property at risk. The resource guides residents on practical measures that can keep them safe and minimize damage to homes and property.

A PDF download is available. Hard copies are available upon request from the Environmental Public Education Office.Read more