Stories from the Field
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- American Samoa
- Continental U.S.
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Virgin Islands
Identifying Open Space to Improve Resilience and Earn Community Rating System Credit in Gulf of Mexico Communities
Partners worked with three Gulf communities to identify opportunities for preserving open space as part of the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System.
Promoting Ecotourism to Conserve a Watershed in Virginia
Planners used methods learned in the Social Science Basics for Coastal Management training to help engage partners and promote ecotourism and land conservation.
Modeling Storm Surge on the U.S. Territorial Island of Guam
Specialists at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center use the Historical Hurricane Tracks tool to analyze climatology efficiently and apply it to model storm surge.
Analyzing Potential Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in Federal Waters off Southern California and the Gulf of Mexico
Data from MarineCadastre.gov and OceanReports were used to evaluate small, defined geographic areas to determine their potential suitability for commercial aquaculture.
Leveraging Partnerships to Assess Damage and Recovery of Mangroves in Puerto Rico and Florida
Social Science Basics training and resources helped identify partners to help assess mangroves damaged during the 2017 hurricane season.