Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

Ace Basin NERR


Wednesday, October 5, 2011
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

Hardeeville, SC, United States

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Course Description: This three-hour course led by NOAA Coastal Services Center staff will introduce participants to the fundamental green infrastructure concepts that play a critical role in making coastal communities more resilient to natural hazards. Through lectures, group discussions, and exercises, participants will identify natural assets in their communities that improve coastal resilience and will identify key stakeholders and planning processes that can support green infrastructure network design and protection. Green Infrastructure is a network of natural areas that benefits nature and people. The green infrastructure approach to community planning helps diverse community members come together to balance environmental and economic goals.


Nancy Cofer-Shabica

Confirmed Speaker

Nancy Cofer-Shabica is a physical scientist at NOAA’s Coastal Services Center, focusing on coastal conservation and training projects. She enjoys working on collaborative conservation efforts with diverse partners and helping groups use spatial data and technology to achieve their strategic conservation goals. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in ... Read More

Lindsay Goodwin

Confirmed Speaker

Lindsay Goodwin is a Coastal Planning and Conservation Specialist with The Baldwin Group, on contract at the NOAA Coastal Services Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Ms. Goodwin works on a variety of projects addressing coastal management strategies and serves a lead geospatial trainer for the Coastal Services Center’s strategic ... Read More