2024 Social Coast Forum: Social Science for Equitable Coastal Resilience (Day 2 of 3)

Join us for one or both of our two sessions where MNSG's Madison Rodman and Maggie Karschnia will be presenting at the 2024 Social Coast Forum: Social Science for Equitable Coastal Resilience.

Session one details:

Incorporating the Community in Planning and Decision-Making Session - One Block at a Time: Community-driven planning and equitable adaptation through multibenefit green infrastructure.

Three project teams- Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, Minnesota Sea Grant, and Pennsylvania Sea Grant- and key collaborators and community partners, have partnered to address impacts of flooding and extreme weather events through paired projects in four marginalized communities, focusing local project coordination at the scale of a city block. This presentation will highlight One Block efforts in Duluth, Minnesota; Erie, Pennsylvania; and Hammond and Michigan City, Indiana. We will highlight our community-centric engagement processes and how they can be applicable to communities nationwide and increasing opportunities for diverse groups to access climate information, participate in planning, and increase environmental literacy surrounding climate hazards and mitigation strategies.


February 13, 2024
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Full conference event schedule.


Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, SC



Registration is required. Registration includes access to all conference sessions, evening events, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, and lunch on Wednesday. It does NOT include meals not mentioned here or any fees associated with pre-meeting workshops.

Registration Rates:

Early bird registration has closed. On-site registration (if available): $475 per person

Conference hosts:

NOAA Office for Coastal Management 
National Estuarine Research Reserve Association (NERRA)

Session two details:

Improving Water Quality Management and Flood Resilience With the Coast Watershed Game.


General Meeting Questions: Maggie Pletta Margaret.Pletta@noaa.gov
Registration, Payment, and Sponsorship: Cindy Kennie Kennie@nerra.org

Image credit: Cait Dettmann/MNSG