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Coastal Adaptation Planning Essentials

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • Thursday, March 25, 2021, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • Virtual: Adobe Connect and learning management system (access provided by NOAA)
  • 0


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This interactive course is designed for coastal management practitioners who are just starting to address the challenges coastal communities are facing as a result of climate change. Participants will learn the foundational concepts of a five-step adaptation planning process. 

The entire course is conducted online. It includes a combination of self-guided learning and interactive, instructor-led sessions with group activities. No adaptation experience is needed. (4 CM AICP Credits/CEP Points)

You will learn how to:

  • Organize preliminary steps for planning  
  • Find local information sources to better understand changing conditions 
  • Describe the vulnerability assessment process as a tool for adaptation planning
  • Identify feasible adaptation options
  • Describe a pathway for taking action 

As a participant, you will be expected to:

  • Participate in two 2-hour interactive sessions on two separate days (9 am - 11 am on 3/23 and 3/25)
  • Spend up to 90 minutes on your own, prior to and in between the interactive sessions, completing assignments and engaging with course participants online
  • Use the following technologies to engage with trainers and fellow participants: Headset or speakers and a microphoneAdobe Connect, and the learning management system Moodle (access provided by NOAA)


NOAA's Digital Coast Academy has a wide variety of training opportunities devoted to the coastal management community. Coastal managers can access over a dozen instructor-led training courses and additional self-guided resources such as online modules, case studies, quick references, and videos to learn and build skills. These tried-and-true training programs have helped over 11,000 people in the past ten years.

The training team for the Coastal Adaptation Planning Essentials training has over 70 years combined experience in adaptation planning, risk communication, and nature based solutions. They are ready to help you work better and smarter by integrating sound planning processes into your work.

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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