Coastal Services Magazine
Brings new ideas to coastal resource management programs (bimonthly trade publication)

Digital Coast Connections
Showcases products and services available from the Digital Coast Partnership and NOAA Coastal Services Center (monthly newsletter)

Fellow News
Provides information about the Coastal Management Fellowship Program (quarterly newsletter)



Coastal Remote Sensing
Provides basic information about remote sensing technology and illustrates how it is used to address coastal issues

How Resilient Is your Coastal Community? A Guide for Evaluating Coastal Community Resilience to Tsunamis and Other Hazards
Provides guidance for communities interested in evaluating and increasing their resilience to coastal hazards

Incorporating Sea Level Change Scenarios at the Local Level
Outlines eight steps to help communities calculate sea level change scenarios and communicate impacts

Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles
Guides coastal restoration activities following Sandy

Marine Managed Areas: Best Practices for Boundary Making
Provides step-by-step best practices and tips for those charged with developing and mapping marine boundaries

Marshes on the Move
Provides a basic understanding of parameters, uncertainties, and appropriate uses of model results depicting potential future impacts of sea level rise on coastal wetlands

Social Science Tools for Coastal Programs Series
Brings information to coastal managers about the use of social science tools in their field of work

Social Science Workbook Series: Preparing to Write Your Strategic Plan
Outlines a multi-step process to systematically assess the direction and priorities of an organization

Social Science Workbook Series: Writing Your Strategic Plan
Guides users in the collection of foundational information needed to develop a sound strategic plan



A Community-Based Social Marketing Approach to Promoting Safe Growth in Coastal Communities: Messaging Tool for Planners
Includes themes and key messages to help planners communicate the value and benefits of incorporating hazard mitigation in comprehensive planning

Coastal Resource Management Customer Survey
Documents the needs and capabilities of constituents of the NOAA Coastal Services Center

Economic Assessment of Green Infrastructure Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation: Pilot Studies in the Great Lakes Region
Provides communities with a framework to assess the economic benefits of green infrastructure for reducing flood impacts.

Great Lakes Beach Hazards: Developing a Risk Communication Strategy for Dangerous Waves and Currents
Evaluates existing messages and identifies key target audiences and tactics to improve risk communication

Guidance for Benthic Habitat Mapping
Includes the resources and procedures used to develop reliable benthic habitat information

Hazard and Resiliency Planning: Perceived Benefits and Barriers Among Land Use Planners
Explores and documents the factors underlying specific coastal hazards risk and resilience related behaviors among local land-use planners in coastal zones of four of the NOAA regions. View a summary of this report.

Human Use Mapping in the Marine and Coastal Zone
Provides a review and summary of the relevant literature, methods and approaches for mapping human uses

Inventory of Coastal Recreation and Tourism Data
Identifies available national and select state-level recreation and tourism data resources

Lake Michigan Basin Land Cover Change Report
Summarizes land cover status in 2010 and land cover changes over the previous decades using maps and graphics

Marine Spatial Planning Stakeholder Analysis
Provides current information on the audiences involved in coastal and marine spatial planning

Marketing Storm Surge for Improved Risk Communication
Provides research findings and materials to use for marketing storm surge and the Potential Storm Surge Flooding map

Needs Assessment for Training in Climate and Hazards Adaptation
Summarizes the training needs of coastal managers and others for incorporating climate resilience in comprehensive and pre-disaster recovery planning

NOAA Report on the Ocean and Great Lakes Economy of the United States
Examines and visually illustrates the economic contributions of the oceans and Great Lakes (includes infographics)

Regional Accuracy Assessment Reports
Describes the accuracy of NOAA’s 2010-2011 Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) land cover updates and the methods used to assess that accuracy

Risk Behavior and Risk Communication: Synthesis and Expert Interviews
Provides information about the science of behavior in the face of coastal hazards

Social Scientific Perspectives of Storm Surge
Describes the processes by which various audiences receive, interpret, and use storm surge data

Summary of Hurricane Local Statement Social Science Projects
Contains watch/warning information, protective action information from local officials, meteorological hazard and impact information, and meteorological conditions

The Role of Land Use in Adaptation to Increased Precipitation and Flooding
Examines how strategically protecting natural lands and open space can reduce damages from flooding and also provide environmental and social benefit

Understanding Risk Behavior
Covers the complexity of behavior in the face of risk and offers best practices for risk communication

What Will Adaptation Cost? An Economic Framework for Coastal Community Infrastructure
Helps community leaders and planners make more economically informed decisions about adapting to sea level rise and storm flooding