Coastal Services Center

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Shoreline Change Conference


May 3-5, 2006

Charleston Riverview Hotel

his workshop continues the dialogue begun at the Shoreline Change Conference of 2002 by bringing together researchers and coastal managers who are interested in shoreline change and coastal management decisions. Presenters and participants will review technology, tools, data, and procedures used to analyze shoreline change, as well as federal programs that are developing and applying shoreline data sets. The workshop will also emphasize state- and community-level management applications and challenges, with the ultimate goal of unifying local and national needs.

  • To foster dialogue among researchers and coastal managers about tools, data, and procedures used to make coastal management decisions
  • To explore policy, planning, and regulatory approaches to managing erosion hazards
  • To facilitate a coexistence of local needs with national needs and objectives
  • 75 invited participants from government agencies, academia, and the private sector who have a shared interest in managing shoreline change
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center and Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • United States Geological Survey