SI11A:
What's My Hazard? Meaningful and Actionable Coastal Science for Property Owners, Planners, and Practitioners I

Session ID#: 93015

Session Description:
Coastal hazards affect both human and natural systems in ways that can be sudden, dramatic, and/or irreversible.  The coastal science community is increasingly recognizing a responsibility to disseminate hazard information--in the form of online tools, websites, and publications--to increase its utility and accessibility to a variety of users, such as resource managers, homeowners, and the general public.  Simultaneously, decision-science has facilitated collaborations between coastal researchers and stakeholders, thus informing research approaches.  This multidisciplinary session examines how coastal hazard observational and modeling research is developed, communicated, and applied to meet user information needs.  We encourage contributions from a range of disciplines that investigate the dissemination of coastal hazards research, where examples describing the integration of science to support actionable decision-making are of particular interest.  We also encourage contributions describing successful collaborations between managers and researchers, where user needs have directly informed scientific approaches or the resultant products.  This session will also provide an opportunity to discuss the problem of "information overload" where the plethora of tools and resources, often that have not been evaluated against one another, leave a user wondering where to start.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • ED - Education, Outreach and Policy
Index Terms:

1918 Decision analysis [INFORMATICS]
1960 Portals and user interfaces [INFORMATICS]
4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
6349 General or miscellaneous [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
Primary Chair:  Erika E Lentz, USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States
Co-chairs:  Hilary F Stockdon, U.S. Geological Survey, Saint Petersburg, United States, Greg Dusek, NOAA Camp Springs, Camp Springs, MD, United States and Will Veatch, US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL, United States
Primary Liaison:  Erika E Lentz, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Moderators:  Erika E Lentz, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States, Hilary F Stockdon, U.S. Geological Survey, Saint Petersburg, United States and Greg Dusek, NOAA Camp Springs, Camp Springs, MD, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Erika E Lentz, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

National, operational forecasts of shoreline total water levels: A coordinated Federal response to users' questions about coastal change and inundation hazards (657229)
Hilary F Stockdon, U.S. Geological Survey, Saint Petersburg, United States, Joseph W Long, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Physics and Physical Oceanography, Wilmington, United States, Kara S Doran, USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States, Andre Jaco Van der Westhuysen, NOAA Environmental Modeling Center, College Park, MD, United States and Richard Snell, U.S Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Science Center, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
Co-Creating Adaptive Solutions to Gradual-Onset Coastal Hazards in New Zealand (648707)
Emma Ryan, The University of Auckland, School of Environment, Auckland, New Zealand, Mark E Dickson, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, Paul S Kench, Simon Fraser University, Department of Earth Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada and Susan Owen, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
Lessons from the field – translating sea-level rise science into coastal decision making in the northern Gulf of Mexico (650515)
Renee Collini, Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, MS-AL Sea Grant/Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, United States, Marian Hanisko, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, United States, Jenna Harper, Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve/FL Department of Environmental Protection, United States, David Kidwell, NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, Silver Spring, MD, United States, Michael Johannes Osland, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, Tracie Sempier, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS, United States and John Tirpak, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Atlanta, GA, United States
User needs in hazard mitigation planning: Examples from coastal South Carolina (651083)
Nicole Elko, American Shore and Beach Preservation Association, Wadmalaw Island, SC, United States
Preparing for coastal flooding: A warning system for Imperial Beach, CA (652089)
Mark A Merrifield1, Laura Engeman1, Mele Johnson1, Serge Dedina2, Chris Helmer3, James Behrens1, Eric Terrill1, Adam Young4, Julia W Fiedler1, Bonnie C Ludka1, Cassandra Henderson1, Michele Okihiro1, William C O'Reilly1 and Robert T Guza1, (1)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)City of Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach, CA, United States, (3)City of Imperial Beach, CA, United States, (4)University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, United States
The NASA Sea Level Change Team and Challenges of Generating Useful Sea Level Information (657680)
Benjamin Hamlington, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States
Why Location Matters: How Smarter Decision-Making by Renters and Homebuyers Will Increase Coastal Resilience (647820)
Thomas Wahl1, Christopher T. Emrich2, Jacopo Baggio3, Susan L Cutter4, Sergio Alvarez5, Melanie Gall6, Carol Friedland7, Kristy Lewis5, Kelly Klima8, William O'Dell9, Ben Preston8, Michelle Miro10, Colin Polsky11, Melissa Daigle12, James Wilkins12, Tamara L Sheldon13, Niki Pace12, Monica Farris14, Sonia H Stephens15 and Natasha Mendoza16, (1)University of Central Florida, Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering & National Center for Integrated Coastal Research, Orlando, FL, United States, (2)University of Central Florida, School of Public Administration & National Center for Integrated Coastal Research, Orlando, United States, (3)University of Central Florida, United States, (4)University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States, (5)University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States, (6)Arizona State University, Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Phoenix, United States, (7)Louisiana State University, Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management, Baton Rouge, United States, (8)RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA, United States, (9)University of Florida, United States, (10)University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (11)Florida Atlantic University, Center of Environmental Studies, Boca Raton, FL, United States, (12)Louisiana Sea Grant, United States, (13)University of South Carolina, Economics, Columbia, United States, (14)University of New Orleans, United States, (15)University of Central Florida, English and Texts & Technology, Orlando, FL, United States, (16)Arizona State University, United States