Sea Grant Focus Area: Resilient Communities and Economies
- Developing vibrant and resilient coastal economies.
- Facilitating community use of comprehensive planning tools to make informed strategic decisions.
- Supporting improvements in coastal water resources that sustain human health and ecosystem services.
- Helping to establish resilient coastal communities that can adapt to the impacts of hazards and climate change.
Delaware Sea Grant’s efforts will support and encourage vibrant and resilient coastal communities through research, extension, and education efforts that improve coastal community recognition of environmental and economic sustainability.
Investigators: Nobuhisa Kobayashi and Fengyan Shi—University of Delaware
Computer simulation models are used to study and predict changes in the size and shape of barrier islands due to...More
Surf Zone Injuries and Beach Safety along the Delaware Coast: Associated Hydrodynamic and Morphological Factors
Investigator: Jack A. Puleo—University of Delaware
While awareness of rip tides is common, more beachgoers are less aware of other surf zone injuries (SZI). Research into the statistics of...More
Coastal Imagery for Resiliency (CI4R): A coupled 3-dimensional survey of coastal morphodynamics and biology
Investigators: Arthur C. Trembanis and Doug Miller
Storm events can cause major changes on both bay and ocean beaches, and Delaware Sea Grant researchers Art Trembanis and Doug Miller are...More
Mini-Grant: Surf zone injury and beach safety awareness campaign- Enhancing the Delaware surf zone injury study
Investigators: Matt Doelp (Graduate Student) and Jack Puleo — University of Delaware
Mini-grant start date: September 1, 2016
Through a mini-grant award, researchers will expand...More
Coastal Delaware Resiliency Report—Response, recovery and adaptation by the tourism industry to natural hazards and climate change
A warming climate, fluctuations in weather patterns and rising sea levels may change the way businesses operate in coastal Delaware. It also will have an impact on how quickly businesses recover...More
Investigators: James Kirby and Fengyan Shi
Resource managers often rely on computer simulation models to predict the response of ecosystems such as marshes to changing conditions. These...More