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Science Network Seeks Input On Resilience

Technical professionals attend a living shoreline workshop field trip to a demonstration site in Wilmington. Photo: N.C. Coastal Reserve

A new research network funded by the National Science Foundation wants to hear from coastal residents and stakeholders to better understand their long-term priorities and to explore the ways that short-term decision making can support or undermine these priorities.

The Collaboratory for Coastal Adaptation over Space and Time, or C-CoAST, has scheduled virtual listening sessions to hear about the priorities and concerns that are part of decision-making in coastal communities. The input is to be used to inform collaborative efforts to assist North Carolina’s coastal communities in meeting future challenges.

The listening sessions follow discussions during the Regional Resilience Workshops held in northeastern and southeastern North Carolina and a summit organized by the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management and the North Carolina Coastal Federation in 2019. You don’t need to have participated in the earlier discussions to join the conversation.

The listening sessions will be held online via Zoom, include small breakout groups, and last 90 minutes. Participants will be asked to complete a short pre-workshop survey taking about 10-15 minutes to help kick off the conversation.

The sessions are set for the following dates:

  • 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 9 — Register.
  • 9-10:30 am Feb. 24 — Register.
  • An additional session may be offered in early March.

Contact C-CoAST Project Manager Katherine Anarde for more information at

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