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Climate Adaptation Academy

Promoting an exchange of information between municipal officials, researchers, and other professionals.

Students

Climate Corps

Harnessing student power to assist communities through a unique service learning experience.

Tools & Assistance

Tools & Assistance

Providing useful resources and programs (homegrown and otherwise) for Connecticut residents, communities and municipalities.

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Coastal Resources

Providing information on Connecticut's coastal natural resources, current issues and projects along our coast.

FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS

Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation: Four New Legal Fact Sheets

A number of questions were raised at Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation, a conference held by UConn CLEAR's and Connecticut Sea Grant's Climate Adaptation Academy in late 2015. The Marine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program at Roger Williams University School of Law reviewed the questions, which came from the audience during the course of the conference. The Legal Program then developed four fact sheets addressing the following topics:

 

 

 

Upcoming Event

Symposium on Friday March 31, 2017

Water: Too Much or Not Enough?

Presented by Rockfall Foundation and UConn Climate Adaptation Academy

How do we plan for this aspect of our changing weather? 

Join us for an examination of the impact of changing precipitation patterns on communities and a variety of adaptive responses for municipalities, residents, and businesses. We’ll address the challenges of managing infrastructure, maintaining adequate water supplies, supporting local agriculture, fighting insect borne disease, and planning for smart design. 

Who should attend: Local elected and appointed officials, land use planners, architects, developers, engineers, landscape architects, educators; Planning, Zoning, Wetlands and ZBA board and commission members; and all concerned with climate change and effective community planning.

Upcoming Event

Connecticut Coastal Erosion Control Workshop

April 25, 2017 at Water's Edge, Westbrook, CT

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Dune loss at Harkness Beach. Photo: Micheal P. Grzywinski, CT DEEP

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED TO HELP COASTAL PROPERTY OWNERS AND BEACH ASSOCIATIONS

GROTON, CT---Connecticut Sea Grant announces a new website intended to assist coastal Connecticut beach property owners and beach associations with hazards such as impacts from storms and associated erosion and flooding.  The new site helps users evaluate threats and prepare to protect property from further damage.   A variety of actions, depending on the scale of damage and cost, are provided, including options such as dune restoration, repairing seawalls, moving landward or elevating structures. The new site is accessible at http://beachduneguide.uconn.edu

“We hope this website will be a valuable resource for both coastal property owners and managers in helping to protect infrastructure as well as the natural environment” said Dr. Juliana Barrett, one of the site’s creators. Barrett is an associate coastal habitat educator with Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn Extension.  The site was based on Maine Sea Grant’s Coastal Hazards site; we have added our own special touches in adapting to Connecticut.

Video of Greenland’s Mass Ice Loss

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Video of Carbon Dioxide

carbon dioxide map

NASA has released a new 3-D viewer that shows how carbon dioxide moves through the atmosphere over the course of a year. 

NASA’s CO2 Video

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NEWS & UPDATES

  • Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation: Four New Legal Fact Sheets
    A number of questions were raised at Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation, a conference held by UConn CLEAR’s and Connecticut Sea Grant’s Climate Adaptation Academy in late 2015. The Marine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program at Roger Williams University School of Law reviewed the questions, which came from the audience […]
    Posted on March 27, 2017
  • New Website Launched to Help Coastal Property Owners and Beach Associations
    GROTON, CT—Connecticut Sea Grant announces a new website intended to assist coastal Connecticut beach property owners and beach associations with hazards such as impacts from storms and associated erosion and flooding. The new site helps users evaluate threats and prepare to protect property from further damage.  A variety of actions, depending on the scale of […]
    Posted on August 8, 2016
  • New Guide for Coastal Conservation and Climate Change
    Climate change is altering coastal environments and how conservation is approached. To address this challenge, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has produced a new Guide for Considering Climate Change in Coastal Conservation, along with a companion How to Consider Climate Change in Coastal Conservation self-guided online resource. These products are now live on NOAA’s Digital Coast under “Training” […]
    Posted on August 1, 2016
  • Try the new Climate Resilience Toolkits
    Climate change is here now, and we need to prepare for more extreme weather events and build more resilient communities and ecosystems. Check out these easy-to-use tools, including interactive maps and visualizations, that will help prepare your community for the impacts of climate change. See how you can help your community or business get ready. […]
    Posted on November 19, 2014