Coasts & PeopleResearch Focus Area
Research Focus Area Overview
The most recent United States Census data suggest that greater than 80% of the US population lives in coastal states. Future climate change and sea-level rise will have enormous social and economic impacts to these coastal residents. Scientists at CSI are at the front lines of coastal research, investigating such vexing issues such as coastal flooding, clean water supply, management of social-ecological systems, and response to extreme weather events via adaptation. This research helps stakeholders and resource managers make data-informed decisions about coastal resources.