Coastal Defense is an application for examining how coastal habitats such as oyster reefs, coral reefs, tidal marshes, mangroves, beach dunes, and seagrass help protect coastal areas by reducing wave energy hitting the shore. Coastal Defense is a part of a collection of apps that help identify nature-based solutions. Main functions are: identifying areas that may be at risk of coastal erosion and inundation from wave action and storm surge, examine the role of coastal habitats in attenuating wave height and energy, and determine appropriate adaptation strategies that incorporate green and gray infrastructure trade-offs.
1. Identify areas that may be at risk of coastal erosion and inundation from wave action and storm surge.
2. Examine the role of coastal habitats in attenuating wave height and energy.
3. Determine appropriate adaptation strategies that incorporate green and grey infrastructure trade-offs.
Coastal Resilience is a global network of practitioners who are applying an approach and web-based mapping tool designed to help communities understand their vulnerability from coastal hazards, reduce their risk and determine the value of nature-based solutions.