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  • Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation

    sandy hook aerialAlthough the floodwaters have long since subsided and the debris cleared, the recovery from Superstorm Sandy is far from over for the Jersey Shore. Much work remains to harden our waterfront areas and revise emergency plans so our communities can withstand and respond more effectively to the next major storm. The UCI is dedicated to providing the scientific expertise for communities to meet these challenges.

    To that end, the UCI and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium jointly employ a community resilience and climate change adaptation specialist, Dr. Michael Schwebel. Dr. Schwebel has assisted dozens of towns in implementing the state's Resilient Coastal Communities Initiative (RCCI), which offers resources and guidance for communities to assess their vulnerability to climate change, learn how sea level rise may impact their waterfront areas, seek access to technical expertise, apply for grants and more.

    For more information about the UCI's coastal resilience efforts, contact Dr. Schwebel at or (732) 263-5687.

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