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Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Report and Database

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Report and Database

Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Report and Database

The GSAA’s Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Workgroup has completed its final report and recommendations on the status of wetlands monitoring in the Southeast.  The Workgroup has also made available the Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Data Catalog, a Microsoft Access database of available metadata on coastal wetlands monitoring programs in the Southeast. The Coastal Wetlands Monitoring Data Catalog provides a centralized location to access information about coastal wetland monitoring programs and station information in North Carolina, South...

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Living Shorelines Needs Assessment Released

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Living Shorelines Needs Assessment Released

Living Shorelines Needs Assessment Released

The Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance has released a Living Shorelines Strategic Needs Assessment prepared by the GSAA’s Living Shorelines Work Group.  The document was developed from the outcomes of the Living Shorelines Workshop held in October 2016 and with subsequent input from a broad range of living shorelines experts and practitioners in the South Atlantic Region.  The document is a consensus statement from key members of the living shorelines community in the Southeast on the prioritized research, policies, and outreach...

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New Living Shorelines Report Released

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

New Living Shorelines Report Released

We are pleased to announce the release of a new report Living Shorelines in the Southeast: Research and Data Gaps, prepared by the Georgia Coastal Research Council for the Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance.  The report synthesizes scientific information relevant to living shorelines in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, including the physical, biological, and chemical characteristics of living shorelines in salt marshes and mangroves. The report also includes a compendium of living shorelines projects...

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GSAA Celebration and Transition Meeting

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

GSAA Celebration and Transition Meeting

Please join us on August 31 in Charleston, SC, to provide your input on the development of a new regional network for ocean and coastal professionals, building on the successes of the Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance. Meeting information is available here: http://southatlanticalliance.org/?page_id=1777

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Please Take our Survey!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please Take our Survey!

The Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance Seeks Your Input on Future Network for Coastal and Ocean Issues This year, the GSAA is celebrating 7 years of accomplishments since its establishment in 2009. From research on coastal vulnerabilities, to regional workshops on water quality and shoreline stabilization approaches, the Alliance has brought together professionals from across disciplines and across political boundaries to develop shared solutions to coastal and ocean issues in the South Atlantic region. One of the most valuable outcomes...

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Watershed Planning Training Materials Now Available

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Watershed Planning Training Materials Now Available

Materials are now available for Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance Workshop – Watershed Planning: Strategies and Tools To Protect and Restore Coastal Water Quality scheduled for April 27 and April 28 in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Access materials here Questions can be directed to Lauren Kolodij at the North Carolina Coastal Federation: laurenk@nccoast.org or (252) 393-8185 We look forward to seeing you...

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Message from GSAA Leadership

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Message from GSAA Leadership

The Governors’ South Atlantic Alliance was created in 2009 to further the collaboration of the four member states (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida) and their partners on shared ocean and coastal challenges and opportunities while promoting environmental sustainability, disaster preparedness, and strong economies.  The Alliance members are proud of the work this collaboration has produced and the strong relationships it has developed across the many partners working in the South Atlantic region.  The current formal...

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South Atlantic Living Shorelines Summit

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

South Atlantic Living Shorelines Summit

THANK YOU for participating in the success of the South Atlantic’s first regional summit on living shorelines, hosted by the GSAA with support from EPA Region IV and The Nature Conservancy.  The Summit presentations are now available on the event page, and the Summit Report will be available in June.

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Marine Spatial Planning Simulation Exercise

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Marine Spatial Planning Simulation Exercise

The GSAA and the World Ocean Council (WOC) hosted a marine spatial planning (MSP) simulation exercise designed to identify best management practices for MSP in the South Atlantic, especially in a post-disaster business recovery situation. The exercise explored opportunities to streamline responses and permitting processes, identify data and information needs, and facilitate communication pathways with industry.  This exercise included participants from the GSAA’s Strategic Issues Ad-hoc Work Groups and invited industry and agency...

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Stakeholder Workgroups Release Recommendations

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Stakeholder Workgroups Release Recommendations

Two Ad-Hoc Workgroups of diverse South Atlantic stakeholders have released their recommendations on strategies to address significant regional issues related to resilience.  The Business Post-Disaster Recovery Planning workgroup examined the challenge of vulnerable South Atlantic coastal economies and opportunities to enhance business preparedness through improved planning for long-term post-disaster recovery.  A second workgroup on Improved Data and Planning for Offshore Energy Siting reviewed the challenges in gathering sufficient data,...

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