Dept. of Defense - Developing Case Studies from Pre/Post Natural Disaster Monitoring. Due 8/15.
Developing Case Studies from Pre/Post Natural Disaster Monitoring of Natural Features
An evaluation of avoided losses attributed to natural features in both “indirect” and “direct” impact scenarios combined with a systematic approach to relating the avoidance of loss to Natural and Nature Based Features (NNBF) would help in broadening NNBF usage. Results would also inform future policy and actions related to marginalized communities living within high risk coastal regions. Hurricanes Katrina (2005), Hurricane Harvey (2016), and extreme flooding in Louisiana (2016) have revealed disparities in how communities recover from extreme events. With such studies and information, issues of equity, vulnerability, and resilience could be woven into the strategy for how the project is planned. For example, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season produced a record 30 named storms, and the 2021 season produced 21 named storms. In addition to record storm seasons, sea level rise continues to threaten coastlines, and intensifying rainstorms amplify individual and compound flood events. Thus, the importance of understanding how natural features and NNBFs perform under hurricane and other extreme wind or rainstorm conditions as well as other natural disasters is critical.
This opportunity is restricted to non-federal partners of the North Atlantic Coast, Chesapeake Watershed, Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast, South Florida-Caribbean, California and Pacific Northwest, and Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU).
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August 15, 2022
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