NOAA National Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit
Sea Grant has recently launched the National Resilience Toolkit, a combination of tools and resources developed over the past several years by the Sea Grant Network to assist local communities in becoming more resilient to climate change. As coastal populations grow, it becomes necessary for communities to become more resilient to several natural hazards, including water quality challenges, severe weather, and overall effects of climate change. Sea Grant programs are spread out across diverse communities and specialize in developing tools that are tailored to local needs. This toolkit allows users to learn about tools from across the entire network, giving them the opportunity to adapt tools for their own local needs. Each entry includes a description of the tools, a link for more information, and a point of contact. The toolkit combines more than 100 tools and will be updated as more tools are created.
Provides resources and a framework for understanding and addressing the climate issues that impact people and their communities. Steps in the resilience planning process:
1. Focus on climate stressors that threaten people,
buildings, natural resources, or the economy in your area.
2. Identify specific populations, locations, and infrastructure
that may be impacted by the climate problem you identified.
3. Compile a list of potential solutions, drawing on the
experiences of others who have addressed similar problems.
4. Consider risks and values to analyze the costs and benefits of favored
options. Select the best solution for your situation and make a plan.
5. Implement your plan and monitor your progress. As necessary,
adjust your plan to move toward your desired outcomes.
Be prepared to iterate, if needed.