Monthly Archives: February 2011

Salt Marsh and Wetland Restoration Contract

In Massachusetts alone, thousands of acres of coastal marshes and wetlands are impacted by restricted tidal and water flows.  These impacts result from failing infrastructure, from old and poorly planned projects, and from changing environmental conditions.  The Massachusetts Division of … Continue reading

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American Cities and the Rising Sea

Sea level rise gives climate change an address. via American Cities and the Rising Sea : Blog : Climate Central. Climate Central recently collaborated with researchers at the University of Arizona to produce a map of vulnerabilities to sea level … Continue reading

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Report from Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Workshop

Woods Hole Group coastal geologist Leslie Fields attended a recent NOAA Coastal Services Center workshop on Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, and reports back on the proceedings: NOAA’s Coastal Services Center recently held a focus workshop for the Multi-Purpose Marine … Continue reading

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Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

The American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) recently released an informative article on a new integrative ecosystem-based approach to coastal and marine management that is getting traction throughout the country: spatial planning. ASBPA: Planning for better coastal balance. Coastal … Continue reading

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Coastal Pollution in the Mayan Riviera

In a story not unlike current issues before Cape Cod communities, the region in Mexico known as the Mayan Riviera is feeling the effects of unchecked development and tourism.  The region between Cancun and Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula is … Continue reading

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CZM Announces Shoreline Change Project Update

In a recent newsletter, the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) announced that it had secured funding to update its Shoreline Change Project.  The Shoreline Change Project documents and makes available online historical (back to the mid-1800s) delineations of … Continue reading

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Woods Hole Group lends expertise to USEPA Climate Ready Estuaries planning efforts

USEPA’s Climate Ready Estuaries (CRE) program partners with National Estuary Programs (NEPs) and other coastal managers to assess climate change vulnerabilities, develop and implement adaptation strategies, engage and educate stakeholders, and share the lessons learned with other coastal managers.  Their … Continue reading

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