Digital Coast Resources for Coastal Mangers Webinar Series
There are many tools, data sets, and training resources to inform management of the nation’s coasts. Knowing where to find these resources and how to use them can be overwhelming, but thanks to NOAA’s Digital Coast, coastal managers have a virtual one-stop shop designed to connect you to relevant resources with ease.
Brought to you by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Coastal States Organization, this webinar series will help connect coastal managers to relevant Digital Coast tools, data, and training.
Part 1: Introduction to Digital Coast and Natural Infrastructure Tools, Data, and Training (December 4, 2018)
The first webinar was hosted by Kristin Ransom, Coastal Management Specialist at NOAA Office for Coastal Management. This webinar was designed to help coastal managers understand what can be found on the Digital Coast, provide tips for navigating the website, and demonstrate how Digital Coast tools, resources, and training can be used to explore a specific topic, using natural infrastructure as an example.
Part 2: Seven Best Practices for Risk Communication (February 7, 2019 at 2pm ET)
The second webinar featured the interactive Seven Best Practices for Risk Communications training. During this training, participants learned how to effectively communicate about the risks of weather and climate hazards through real-world examples from their trainers (Stephanie Fauver, Meteorologist at NOAA OCM and Tashya Allen, Hazards Specialist at the Baldwin Group) and peers.
Part 3: Introduction to Socioeconomic and ENOW Data, Tools, and Training (February 25, 2019 at 2pm ET)
The third webinar provided participants with a primer on Digital Coast tools, datasets, and trainings that can be used to better understand the economic impacts of our oceans and coasts. By the end of this webinar, participants learned where to find economic and socioeconomic data on Digital Coast, what tools are available to understand the economic impacts of ocean and coastal resources, and how to get access to additional training on these topics.
Part 4: CZMA 101 – Resources for Recent Hires and Other CZM Program Newcomers (April 2, 2019 at 2pm ET)
Do you have new staff who recently joined your program? If so, we have a webinar for them – but we need your help! Please invite new staff to participate in CZMA 101 – Resources for Recent Hires and Other CZM Program Newcomers. What they will learn:
- How the CZMA connects to and supports the daily work of a state coastal management program
- How they connect to a broader network of coastal management programs and peers across the country
- How to find and use the CZMA 101 learning modules
- Who to contact in OCM for help with CZMA related-questions
Peer-to-Peer Webinar Series: Maximizing Your Resilience Potential
Coastal management programs and research reserves often have to juggle planning for projects, searching for funding, engaging with stakeholders, working on climate preparedness efforts and more, all at the same time. Knowing which FEMA and NOAA resources to use can feel complicated and overwhelming. Let us help lessen the burden and teach you the ropes!
Brought to you by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and the Coastal States Organization, this three-part webinar series on Maximizing Your Resilience Potential will help coastal professionals work better with state and federal counterparts on hazard mitigation.
Part 1: Schmooze with a SHMO (August 21, 2018)
The first session included a discussion of on-the-ground experience building interagency relationships from Bobbak Talebi, CZM Planner, Washington Coastal Management Program, and Lisa Auermuller, Watershed Coordinator, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, an interview with Oregon State Hazard Mitigation Officer Angie Lane by Meg Reed, Coastal Shores Specialist, Oregon Coastal Management Program, and a briefing on FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance by Brenna Humphrey, Hazard Mitigation Grants Management Specialist, FEMA Region X.
- Webinar Recording
- FEMA HMA Grant Programs Presentation Slides
- NOAA Resilience Collaboration Quick Reference Guide
- FEMA HMA Grant Programs Fact Sheet
- Schedule for FEMA’s PDM funding webinar series
Part 2: Putting Partnerships into Practice (October 3, 2018)
The second session hosted a peer-to-peer knowledge exchange focused on stories of successful collaborations between coastal programs and their state hazards programs and FEMA counterparts. Presenters included Kate Angel, Coastal Hazards Coordinator, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program, Adam Bechle, Coastal Resilience Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Coastal Management Program / University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, and Mike Shelton, Training Program Coordinator, Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Part 3: FEMA Funding Opportunities – Ask the Experts! (November 15, 2018)
The third session provided a clinic on FEMA funding opportunities and the application process under HMA grants, Cooperating Technical Partnerships, and FEMA Public Assistance. Presenters included Lisa Auermuller, Assistant Manager, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mary Small, Deputy Executive Officer, California State Coastal Conservancy, Brandon Sweezea, Hazard Mitigation Program Specialist, FEMA, and Brenna Humphrey, Hazard Mitigation Grants Management Specialist, FEMA Region X.