Planning for Coastal Storm and Erosion Hazards

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This AGI Critical Issues webinar will focus on efforts to anticipate, mitigate, and respond to coastal storms, erosion, and associated hazards at the federal, state, and local level.


Coastal hazards are a widespread challenge that cost millions (and sometimes billions) of dollars in the U.S. every year due to property loss and spending on mitigation measures. Based on the most recent U.S. Census, over 39% of the U.S. population lives in areas that may undergo significant coastal flooding during a 100-year flood event. Additionally, six of the ten most expensive weather-related disasters in U.S. history have been caused by coastal storms. Reducing risk and responding to coastal hazards is an ongoing challenge that relies on close coordination and cooperation between geoscientists, coastal planners, emergency managers, and communities at all levels.

An introductory talk and three case studies from around the U.S. will cover coastal storm and erosion hazards in the U.S. as well as examples of coastal hazard planning from the Pacific, Gulf, and Atlantic coasts, with a focus on how geoscience informs planning at all levels. Speakers from California, Texas, and Georgia will discuss the impacts of coastal storms and erosion, tools used for coastal hazard mitigation planning in their regions, and examples of community engagement and coordination.


  • Maria Honeycutt, Coastal Hazards Specialist, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
  • Patrick Barnard, Research Geologist, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
  • Jeff Taebel, Director of Community and Environmental Planning, Houston-Galveston Area Council
  • Jennifer Kline, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

CEC and CEU Credits

Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) who participate in the entire live webinar will earn 1 CEC from the Association of State Floodplain Managers; please indicate that you are a CFM in your registration information. All registrants who have paid for CEUs from the American Institute of Professional Geologists, and have attended the entire duration of the live webinar, will receive 0.15 CEUs from the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

July 6th, 2017 1:30 PM   through   3:00 PM
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Webinar Registration $ 0.00
0.15 AIPG CEU (Professional) $ 50.00
0.15 AIPG CEU (Student) $ 20.00
0.15 AIPG CEU (College Class - up to 20 students) $ 100.00
0.15 AIPG CEU (Professional Group Rate - up to 10 registrants) $ 250.00
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