coastal flooding

New report emphasizes planning for sea level rise

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A new report from the Delaware Geological Survey and Delaware Coastal Programs uses sea level research and data from nearly the last decade to help the state plan for future flooding and erosion.

Determination of Future Sea-Level Rise Planning Scenarios for Delaware

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The Delaware Geological Survey will review recent scientific literature and assessments of sea-level change in Delaware and identify appropriate scenarios to use for planning purposes throughout the state. This project will also develop new inundation maps along Delaware's coast that correspond to the identified scenarios.

Coastal flood workshop - UD, organizations collaborate to improve Mid-Atlantic coastal resiliency

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Sea-level rise, dissipating dunes and susceptibility to storm surges are a few of the factors that contribute to a vulnerable coast. A coast at risk means an increased potential for damage to coastal communities and ecosystems in the event of tropical systems, nor'easters or other damaging weather.

More than 40 experts representing state and federal agencies and regional universities gathered to discuss these and other important issues during the Coastal Flood Research, Modeling and Monitoring Workshop on Sept. 16.

John Callahan gave presentation at Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee annual meeting

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John Callahan presented on several ongoing CEOE projects that focus on the monitoring of the tides and storm surge, such as from water level tide gages and satellite imagery, as well as on past data analysis and future forecasts. The presentation also included a live demonstration of the Delaware Coastal Flood Monitoring System. The operational and research-based projects are being jointly conducted by the Delaware Geological Survey, Delaware Sea Grant, the Delaware Environmental Observing System, the Delaware Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Center and the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Delaware Coastal Programs.

Developing a Weather and Flood Monitoring System for Transportation in Delaware

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The Delaware Environmental Observing System (DEOS) and the Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) worked closely with DelDOT to provide initial background technical information and to make recommendations on how such a system may be further developed that could be incorporated into future DelDOT strategic

U.S. Representative John Carney visits UD, CEOE

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U.S. Rep. John Carney visited the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes to talk about the University’s ongoing coastal resiliency research and outreach in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) and administered programs as part of a weeklong climate change tour of Delaware.