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Coastal Training Program
Chesapeake Bay
National Estuarine Research Reserve

Providing science-based information, tools, and skills to promote resilient communities and clean and healthy streams, rivers and watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Climate Adaptation for Coastal Communities

Rescue flotation device on flooded streetAn interactive 3-day training course that provides individuals and communities with a climate adaptation toolkit to proactively address adaptation planning in the context of local government priorities. The course it taught by NOAA's office for Coastal Management and local partners. You will learn about climate adaption efforts from expert practitioners working in Maryland. Through both individual work and group discussions, you will apply what you learn in each module and identify and document steps that your organization can take to effectively integrate climate adaptation strategies into policies, plans and programs.

Session Modules & Course Topics:

  • Setting the Course for Adaptation
  • Climate Science: Understanding global & local impacts of climate change
  • Vulnerability Assessment: Informing Adaptation Strategies
  • Climate Communication: Applying Communication Research to be effective
  • Implementation: Turning Strategies into Action

Course Agenda

Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Reserve
Chesapeake and Coastal Service
Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis MD 21401

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