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Coastal Resilience and Regional Adaptation

Coastal Resilience and Regional Adaptation

In partnership with MCAS Beaufort and the state of South Carolina, Marines volunteered to assist installation staff construct a living shoreline with oyster shell and bamboo stakes donated by the state government at the station’s Laurel Bay Boat Ramp.

Description

Why? The Southeast is facing various changes, ranging from increased flooding, storm surge, coastal erosion, and extreme temperature and precipitation variations, to the effects of increased coastal population, urban sprawl and developmental pressures on coastal industries and activities. These challenges pose and opportunity for military installations, communities and organizations/agencies in the Southeast to consider the need for actions to improve resiliency.

How? Identifying the most significant risks and vulnerabilities due to these challenges, especially those that impact coastal military installations and communities in the region, will help determine how SERPPAS can effectively engage to minimize these risks.  This could include evaluating historically effective SERPPAS programs (species at risk, compatible land use, etc) and develop additional tools to assist with coastal resilience.

Benefit? Regional coordination on these issues can further enhance military installation mission sustainment; minimize the potential for new coastal species placement on the endangered species list and/or critical habitat designated in the vicinity of military installations; prioritize watershed protection for increased water supply resilience to installations and surrounding communities; increase the geographical effectiveness of protecting military installations and communities to coastal and severe weather events; and increase collaboration and shared knowledge among natural resource agencies and the military, resulting in increased resilience for installations on the coast and elsewhere in the region.

Documents Library

Date Title Author
02/28/18 MILITARY EXPERT PANEL REPORT SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE U.S. MILITARY’S MISSION The Center for Climate and Security
02/28/18 PATTERNS AND PROJECTIONS OF HIGH TIDE FLOODING ALONG THE U.S. COASTLINE USING A COMMON IMPACT THRESHOLD NOAA
01/31/18 Department of Defense Climate-Related Risk to DoD Infrastructure Initial Vulnerability Assessment Survey (SLVAS) Report DOD
12/05/16 SECAS Fact Sheet SECAS
11/07/16 Opportunities to Enhance the Nation’s Resilience to Climate Change The White House Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
09/21/16 Presidential Memorandum: Climate Change and National Security The White House
09/21/16 Implications for US National Security of Anticipated Climate Change National Intelligence Council
09/01/16 The US Military on the Front Lines of Rising Seas Union of Concerned Scientists
09/01/16 Living Shorelines in the Southeast: Research and Data Gaps GSAA
07/14/16 Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation NOAA
04/01/16 Regional Sea Level Scenarios for Coastal Risk Management: Managing the Uncertainty of Future Sea Level Change and Extreme Water Levels for Department of Defense Coastal Sites Worldwide DoD
01/14/16 DoD Directive 4715.21: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics
10/19/15 Southeast Regional Climate Assessment Steven McNulty, et. al.
07/09/15 Keeping North Carolina’s Farms and Forests Vibrant and Resilient – An Adaptive Management Strategy North Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Adaptation Work Group
04/01/15 Climate Change Adaptation in United States Federal Natural Resource Science and Management Agencies: A Synthesis Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson, and Kailey W. Marcinkowski
02/23/15 Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress Jane E. Leggett
12/31/14 Connecting on Climate: A Guide to Effective Climate Change Communication Center for Research on Environmental Decisions – Earth Institute, Columbia University
10/22/14 Priority Agenda: Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience
10/19/14 Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap Department of Defense
07/31/14 The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change Council of Economic Advisors – Executive Office of the President of the United States
05/31/14 Climate Change Adaptation: DoD Can Improve Infrastructure Planning and Processes to Better Account for Potential Impacts United States Government Accountability Office
05/06/14 Climate Change Impacts in the United States – U.S. National Climate Assessment Melillo, Jerry M., Terese (T.C.) Richmond, and Gary W. Yohe, Eds.
03/31/14 GAO-14-74, Climate Change: Energy Infrastructure Risks & Adaptation Efforts United States Government Accountability Office
03/19/14 IPCC Summary for Policy Makers Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)
03/19/14 What We Know: The Reality, Risks and Response to Climate Change The AAAS Climate Science Panel
03/04/14 Quadrennial Defense Review 2014 Department of Defense
12/31/13 Department of Army High-Level Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineer Research Development Center
06/25/13 The President’s Climate Action Plan Executive Office of the President
01/01/13 Assessing Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal Military Installations: Policy Implications Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, US Department of Defense
10/01/11 Trends and Implications of Climate Change for National Security (Defense Science Board) Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
06/01/11 Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces Committee on National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces; National Research Council
11/01/10 USAF Climate Change Projections Mr. Raymond Kiess / Lt Col Jason Patla, Director of Operations, 14th Weather Squadron

Websites and Resources Library

Tagged Resources

Listed below are websites containing information related to living shorelines. SERPPAS is interested in exploring wider use of living shorelines at those military installations where estuarine shorelines and the adjacent estuarine habitat could be benefited and the military’s long-term ability to use the property appropriately would be protected and enhanced. The purpose of the tagged resources below is to provide a guide for SERPPAS members and the public who wish to gather more information about living shorelines. Each website header is hyperlinked to a web address; additionally, you may find a summary of the types of content contained within each website below the header. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated over time as new information is collected. A filtering function is also present and available for use so that the list of websites can be narrowed down according to content type.

APNEP – Policy Board Meeting Materials

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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Engineering with Nature

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

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Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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NOAA Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Economic Impacts
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North Carolina Coastal Federation

Ecological Impacts
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Oyster Restoration Workgroup

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Southern Environmental Law Center

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NRDA/RESTORE
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The Nature Conservancy – Coastal Resilience

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Virginia Institute of Marine Science – Center for Coastal Resources Management

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