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Georgia Coastal Research Council

Georgia Coastal Research Council

Principal Investigator: Merryl Alber, University of Georgia The Georgia Coastal Research Council (GCRC) was established in 2002 as a forum for the integration of science and management in the state of Georgia. Baseline support for the program… Read More

Community Flood Information Library

Creating a Flood Information Library To ensure public safety, minimize property damage and assist recovery efforts related to flooding, it is important that communities close to flood-prone rivers and coasts make information about floods and… Read More

Why Plan?

Why Plan?

Due to its low elevation, coastal Georgia is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise, flooding and storm surge. Planning is necessary in order to: Insure the safety of residents and visitors Reduce the loss of property Maintain the quality of… Read More

Media Coverage

Project Press Releases: Sea Grant and UGA Help Communities Plan for The Future September 25, 2013 NC, Ga. Sea Grant Programs Help Communities Plan September 4, 2013 University of Georgia and Georgia Sea Grant to host City of St. Mary’s… Read More

About the Project

About the Project

Flood Vulnerability in St. Marys Executive Summary  (March 2015)                                                  … Read More

Public Input and Outreach

Public Input and Outreach

The St. Marys Flood Resiliency Plan will be created by combining academic expertise with the insights and experiences of those working and living in St. Marys. What has been affected by flooding and sea level rise? What are fears for the future?… Read More

Project Schedule

Project Schedule

November 2013  Site Visit by Project Team to St. Marys February 2014 Preliminary Interviews – 10 to 15 interviews conducted with key stakeholders from diverse sectors. March 2014  March 19 – Sea Grant Town Hall Meeting… Read More

Planning Team

Georgia Jason Evans, PhD  Environmental Sustainability Analyst University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute of Government Chuck Hopkinson, PhD Director Georgia Sea Grant Kelly Spratt Local Outreach Coordinator Georgia Sea Grant and University… Read More

Sea Level Rise Videos

Sea Level Rise Videos

"Earth: Water Planet" from NASA’s Climate Reel (Credit: NASA JPL) "Forecasting Sea Level Rise for Maryland" by Maryland Sea Grant "Rising Seas: Challenges and Opportunities for the Low Country" by the Southern Alliance for Clean… Read More