Climate Change Adaptation - Georgia
Climate Change History
As of 2010, the State of Georgia did not report any specific climate change adaptation planning for wetlands and water resources to ASWM. However, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Digital Services has developed sea level rise adaptation planning tools specific to Georgia. For more information, see Identifying Areas Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise in Georgia. The NOAA Sea Grant Community Climate Adaptation Initiative, which includes several partners, worked with the City of Tybee Island to identify the areas of the island most vulnerable to sea level rise using the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer. For more information, click here.
The University of Georgia Sea Grant has taken a lead role in developing climate change adaptation and sea level rise planning tools for the State of Georgia. For more information, visit: https://georgiaseagrant.uga.edu/article/climate_adaptation/. The Georgia Sea Grant partners with a number of state programs, such as the Adopt-a-Stream Program, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia State Climatology Office, and many other state partners. The Georgia Sea Grant developed a shoreline change mapping tool in 2008-2010, which they have used to create new methodologies and tools for analyzing shoreline changes and coastal geohazards. One such tool was the Analyzing Moving Boundaries Using R (AMBUR). https://georgiaseagrant.uga.edu/article/shoreline_change/.