Virginia Coastal Resilience Executive Order

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A recent Executive Order from Virginia Governor Ralph Northam calls on the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to leverage its long-term monitoring programs and expertise in flood forecasting to further increase the Commonwealth’s resilience to sea-level rise and natural hazards. … Continued

2018 RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenge Finalists

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RISE recently announced its seven finalists of the Coastal Community Resilience Challenge. The Challenge sought innovative solutions around major resilience issues that can be demonstrated in the Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia, can be built into sustainable businesses, and … Continued

Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Plan Update

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The effort to make the city of Norfolk more resilient against coastal storms advanced in March as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters, approved the team to move forward in the study process. The study passed the Agency Decision … Continued

Virginia Beach Tide Gauges

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In 2016, Virginia Beach residents and local emergency managers received new tools to monitor storm tides and flooding during hurricane season. The 10 new tide gauges, installed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the city of Virginia … Continued

Virginia Coastal Resilience Grants

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In June 2014, officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced $102.7 million in competitive matching grants to support 54 projects along the Atlantic coast. The grants will fund science-based solutions to restore wetlands and other natural areas, … Continued