Study in Progress
Long-term Coastal Zone Dynamics: Interactions and Feedbacks between Natural and Human Processes and their Implications for the U.S. CoastlineBoard on Earth Sciences and Resources
MeetingsMeeting 1: Long-term Coastal Zone Dynamics - 05/17/17
Meeting 2: Long-term Coastal Zone Dynamics - 07/18/17
Meeting 3: Long-term Coastal Zone Dynamics - 09/18/17
Statement of Task
An ad hoc committee will conduct a study to determine research needed to improve the understanding of long-term (years, decades, centuries) coastal dynamics and the long-term impacts of coastal engineering and development along three types of U.S. coastlines -- the barrier island coastlines of the mid-Atlantic, the deltaic coastline of Louisiana and Mississippi, and the tectonically active coastline of the Pacific. The study will also consider how to make such information more useful to coastal communities.
Recognizing the mission and goals of the Gulf Research Program as context, the study will:
1. Identify gaps in scientific and technical understanding of:
b. the similarities and differences in these processes from coastline to coastline.
3. Identify barriers to, and opportunities for, more effective communication among scientists and coastal communities about improved monitoring, forecasting, mapping, and other data collection and research regarding long-term changes in U.S. coastlines.