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Promoting Coastal Community Resilience

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Resilient coastal communities plan for and take deliberate action to reduce risks from coastal hazards, accelerate recovery from disaster events, and adapt to changing conditions.

Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System Program

In response to the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, the United States established the U.S. Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (US IOTWS) Program. Through this effort the NOAA Pacific Services Center joined with regional and international organizations and other national governments to develop the Coastal Community Resilience (CCR) Initiative.

This initiative resulted in several products:

  • This initiative resulted in the production of a guide book on resilient coastal communities: How Resilient is Your Coastal Community? A Guide for Evaluating Coastal Community Resilience to Tsunamis and Other Coastal Hazards.

    Download the guide

Learn more about the Coastal Community Resilience Initiative.

Coastal Community Resilience Pilot

The NOAA Pacific Services Center is working with partners on the Island of Hawai`i to learn how the CCR framework may benefit communities there and across the state and region. Lessons learned are being documented to enhance other local policies, plans, and programs.