Tagged: Coastal Management

The largest billfish, the Atlantic blue marlin, weighs up to 1800 lb and has been classified as a vulnerable species. (Credit: NMFS/NOAA)

Notice of Public Meetings

Upcoming public meetings have been announced for the Mid-Altantic Fishery Management Council’s Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Advisory Panel, Pacific Fishery Management Council, North Slope Science Initiative-Science Technical Advisory Panel, and NOAA Office for Coastal Management.

Coastline at Acadia National Park (Credit: Wikimedia commons)

Comment Period Open: Coast Guard Activities on Atlantic Coast

The Coast Guard announces the availability of the final report issued by the Atlantic Coast Port Access Route Study workgroup. The Coast Guard welcomes comments on the report. Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before April 13, 2016.

El Niño is the formation of warmer-than-usual ocean waters in the equatorial Pacific, with extensive temperature changes along the coast of South America during the month of December -- hence the Spanish name "El Niño," the Christmas child. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

When Sea Levels Rise, Damage Costs Rise Even Faster

Damages from extreme events like floods are even more relevant than the mean sea level itself when it comes to the costs of climate impacts for coastal regions. However, while it is now rather well understood how sea-levels will rise in the future, only small progress has been made estimating how the implied damage for cities at the coasts will increase during the next decades.

View of North Pacific Ocean from Kipahulu, Hawaii (Credit: Paul Bica)

Army’s Next Challenge: The Ocean

The U.S. Army has proved over its 238-year history that it can fight and win almost anywhere — in the jungles, deserts or mountains. (From Politico/ by Philip Ewing) — The next venue, however, might...