USCRP brings together federal researchers, academics, and coastal stakeholders to discuss societal needs within specific topical areas and identify related science gaps. The workshops produce authoritative products that define user needs, prioritize research directions, and inform annual academic funding opportunities
Stakeholders discussed emergency managers needs as they compared to our fields' present capabilities for modeling storm processes and forecasting impacts to determine/prioritize where advancements were needed.
Funding Awarded: USCRP FY18 funded 9 projects with $550,000
Authoritative Product: Workshop Report
In January 2021, stakeholders will discuss their challenges related to coastal human & ecosystem health during a virtual workshop series focusing on the following topics. Read more here.
1. Identifying and Mitigating Pollution: a) Bacterial or Viral Pathogens, b) Pollutants, and c) Microplastics, and
2. Building Ecosystem Resiliencies: a) Fisheries & Shellfisheries, b) Beach and estuarine habitats, and c) Natural and nature-based infrastructure.
USCRP intends to host its next thematic workshop on the topic of sea level rise. Stay tuned!