Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Hazards
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.
You will learn how to
- 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
Continuing Education Credits
This course offers seven hours of certification maintenance credits through the American Institute of Certified Planners, as well as seven continuing education credits for certified floodplain managers through the Association of State Floodplain Managers.