Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Hazards

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This course prepares coastal planners and managers for planning and implementing green or natural infrastructure projects to reduce coastal natural hazards in their communities.

The course consists of two parts:

Part 1: The Basics

  • A 1-hour, self-guided online module covers foundational concepts prior to attending the in-person event.

Part 2: Developing a Strategy

  • An in-person, one-day event allows participants to interact with their peers and local experts to develop a green infrastructure strategy.

The Office for Coastal Management also offers an introductory instructor-led, online version of this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how green or natural infrastructure contributes to reducing the impacts of hazards and building resilience
  • Analyze considerations for choosing and planning green or natural infrastructure projects, including hazard reduction benefits, co-benefits, design, maintenance, and cost
  • Identify and assess approaches for successful implementation, including planning, funding, and engaging partners and stakeholders
  • Identify local green or natural infrastructure projects and connect with local experts who can provide additional information and guidance


Professional Credit

American Institute of Certified Planners – seven hours

Association of Floodplain Managers – seven hours

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