USACE-ERDC Coastal System Resilience Research
Army Engineer Research and Development Center VICKSBURG United States
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Coastal systems are complex and diverse landscapes that provide significant navigation, flood risk management, and ecosystem services to communities. However, they are influenced by episodic and long-term change from environmental and human-related constraints and hazards. The Coastal Systems Resilience CSR initiative integrates three separate but parallel research, development, and technology RD and T programs Environmental Restoration, Navigation, and Flood Risk Management within the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center to address resiliency of this dynamic region. The initiative utilizes new and existing science and engineering to define metrics and to create tools to quantify coastal system resilience of existing and proposed civil works activities. This special report describes the motivation and vision for coastal resilience research that was initiated in Fiscal Year 2016 under the CSR RD and T programs and provides a summary of work to date.
- Civil Engineering