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May 21, 2021

Expanding Community Flood Resilience Through Partnerships with US IOOS Regional Associations

Coastal communities worldwide are struggling to manage increasing flooding, erosion, and sea level rise.  While the forcing for these threats is often global, the impacts vary significantly at the local scale necessitating high resolution data, models, and predictive tools to support local decision-making.

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Regional Associations are well suited to work with local and national partners to meet community needs. The IOOS Regional Associations system provides a robust and tailored observing and modeling infrastructure for decision support.  

Pictured is the poster submitted to the Ocean Visions 2021 Summit. Collaborators on the poster included SECOORA, AOOS, and the IOOS Association.

In May, Debra Hernandez, SECOORA, presented a poster at the Ocean Visions 2021 Summit on how IOOS Regional Associations entities are working to support local needs related to coastal flooding. The examples provided were the water level projects from SECOORA and the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS).

In addition to a poster presentation, a short 3 minute video was recorded for attendees to view.  Watch the presentation below or click here for the script to learn more.