The U.S. shoreline is 95,471 miles long, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But many more miles in coastal regions, including the Great Lakes, are affected by natural disasters. The most resilient coastal communities are those that have identified and fortified their vulnerabilities.Thirty-three Sea Grant programs in the coastal U.S. and its territories help those communities by providing resources and education.
The webinar will focus on Sea Grant resources that can be used by Extension educators and others, regardless of their location. "Sea Grant is pleased to be a part of the EDEN network and to be able to share our resilience tools for use throughout the country," Dr. Katherine Bunting-Howarth is Sea Grant's liaison to EDEN and one of our featured speakers. Join us Friday August 21 to learn how your community might benefit from Sea Grant's coastal community resilience toolkit.
Bunting-Howarth has been Associate Director for New York Sea Grant and Assistant Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension since 2011. In addition to her strong background in water quality and watershed management, Bunting-Howarth has interests in coastal policy and integrating the use of social science Sea Grant research and extension efforts. Ms. Helen Cheng, Coastal Communities Specialist for the national Sea Grant office, will co-present. Cheng is a recipient of the 2015 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship.
Rick Atterberry, Marketing/Communications Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, will moderate the session. "From coastal economy and climate and hazard adaptation to planning, technical assistance and decision support tools, Sea Grant has exceptional resources. We are pleased to offer this webinar featuring Kathy and Helen."
If you want to learn more about Sea Grant resources, please register for this free webinar.