Sea Level Rise Communication in North Carolina

Resources for Educators, Managers and Other Public Information Providers
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We hope these resources will enable better communication about sea level rise and other changing coastal conditions in North Carolina


Useful Links

North Carolina Program and Initiatives
North Carolina Sea Grant–Planning for Change
State Climate Office of North Carolina
Southeast Regional Climate Center
N.C. Division of Coastal Management Sea Level Rise Information Page
North Carolina Sea-Level Rise Risk Management Study

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership (APNEP):
APNEP is developing capacity to help local  governments map vulnerable assets, conduct risk analyses, and plan future investments for water infrastructure.  Inquiries to any staff member are welcome.

Center for Natural Hazards Research at East Carolina University

North Carolina Coastal Federation


Regional Program and Initiatives
NOAA Coastal Services Center Digital Coast: and Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impact Viewer
NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Management Climate Change Planning Guide for State Coastal Managers

Planning Assistance and Tools
Local Land Use Response to Sea Level Rise, Prepared by the Land Use Law Center, Pace University School of Law for the Nature Conservancy on Long Island

Georgetown Climate Adaptation Toolkit
Coastal Climate Adaptation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change–Health and Environmental Effects in Coastal Zones

The North Carolina Coastal Atlas (

Absorb, retreat, protect - A habitable approach to sea-level rise adaptation presentation by Ed Hamm for St. Petersburg, FL

Blog post about how to calculate increase in flood frequency on NOAA Digital Coast


Communications and Education Resources

Yale Forum on Climate Change Communication

EPA Wetlands Division Wetlands Education Materials: