Community Resilience Program

Sea Grant researchers and extension/outreach specialists support sound-science research in the areas of coastal processes, hazards, energy sources, climate change, stormwater management and tourism. Communities seek Sea Grant expertise to support and sustain diverse and vibrant coastal economies.

Coastal HAzards of Superior (CHAOS) is a platform for engaging local community leaders, managers, researchers, and communicators with a shared concern about coastal hazards and their impacts. 

The Great Lakes One Water project brings together a diverse community leadership team focused on equitable access to information and participation in planning and strategies.

The goal of the Minnesota Sea Grant project One Block at a Time is to increase community resilience to climate hazards, particularly the impacts of flooding, in vulnerable frontline communities across the Great Lakes region.

Minnesota Sea Grant, together with the University of Minnesota Duluth Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) and Birchline Planning LLC, teamed up to work with local governments to identify areas where code and ordinance updates might provide communities greater freedom to choose GSI and other nature-based solutions for managing stormwater.

The Watershed Game is an interactive, educational tool for local community leaders and educators that helps individuals understand the connection between land use and water quality

Community conversations about climate change.