Building A Resilient Coast: Introduction

Title

Building A Resilient Coast: Introduction

Series Title

Building A Resilient Coast: Maine Confronts Climate Change

Identifier

MEU-V-10-002

Files

Link to Video

Creator

Maine Sea Grant

Creation Date

8-2009

Duration

00:03:47

Geographic Focus

Coastal Maine

Topics

Shoreline Erosion, Coastal Ecosystems, Disaster Planning

Keywords

Hazard Resilience, Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Coastal Erosion

Summary

Coastal residents and towns need strategies to address climate change and its effects on sea-level rise, shoreline erosion, and coastal flooding. Extreme weather events can cause millions of dollars in damage and threaten coastal ecosystems and local economies. The Building a Resilient Coast project seeks to provide stakeholders with easy access to information to facilitate planning for climate and hazards impacts.

Comments

Produced by the Oregon and Maine Sea Grant programs, this five-part documentary video series describes Maine's unique climate and coastal conditions, such as storms and sea level rise, and construction techniques and other strategies for safeguarding property, such as elevating buildings and protecting dune systems.

View additional videos in this series:

Cast Study: Elevate Homes on the Beach

Case Study: Move Back and Change Property Slope

Case Study: Multi-hazard Mitigation

Building A Resilient Coast: Introduction

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