Systems Approach to Geomorphic Engineering


Across the Partnership

Additional resources developed by partners to the SAGE Community of Practice


  • Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper

    An online visualization tool from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management that helps communities assess their coastal hazard risks and vulnerabilities. The tool creates a collection of user-defined maps that show the people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding. The maps can be saved, downloaded, or shared to communicate flood exposure and potential impacts. In addition, the tool provides guidance for using these maps to engage community members and stakeholders. The current geography includes the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Great Lakes, and islands in the Pacific and Caribbean.

  • Green Infrastructure Effectiveness Database

    This online database from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management contains records from a wide range of sources including peer-reviewed journals, online tools, and gray literature, and provides information on 32 different coastal green infrastructure types. The green infrastructure techniques referenced cover a full range of approaches to coastal management, including natural (e.g., wetlands, coral reefs) and nature-based (e.g., low-impact development, living shorelines)


  • Nature-Based Solutions for Coastal Hazards

    This course is a starting point for coastal managers and planners preparing to design and implement natural   infrastructure projects to reduce natural coastal hazards in their communities. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management   offers an in-person, classroom version of this course, available when travel and in-person gatherings are feasible.

  • Nature-Based Solutions: Benefits, Costs, and Economic Assessments

    These quick reference guides from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management provide information about nature-based solutions, ecosystem services, installation and maintenance costs, and tips for assessing the costs and benefits of reducing coastal hazard impacts.


  • Softening Our Shorelines: Policy and Practice for Living Shorelines Along the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts

    A report from the National Wildlife Federation and Coastal States Organization that takes a deep dive into the   regulatory landscape and presents a state-by-state catalog of current permitting processes for living shorelines in   Gulf and Atlantic coastal states to share best practices for natural solutions and promote their expansion.                                                                                   

  • Implementation Guide: Nature-Based Resilience for Coastal Highways

    This Federal Highway Administration guide is designed to help transportation practitioners understand how and where nature-based solutions can be used to improve the resilience of coastal roads and bridges. Upfront, it summarizes the potential flood-reduction benefits and co-benefits of these strategies. From there, the guide follows the steps in the project delivery process, providing guidance on how to consider nature-based solutions in the planning process, how to conduct a site assessment to determine whether nature-based solutions are appropriate, key engineering and ecological design considerations, permitting approaches, construction considerations, and monitoring and maintenance strategies. Additional resources include:

Webinar Links

  • Funding and Financing Coastal Resilience

    This series, hosted by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, builds foundational knowledge about funding and financing approaches used to support coastal resilience activities. Experts demystify this complex topic by sharing traditional and emerging approaches, project examples, lessons learned, and answering questions.

Demonstration Projects