Check out this media coverage of the final COAST project meeting: “Planners urge preventive action as sea levels rise,” by Deborah Mcdermott, Seacoast Online.
Hampton, Hampton Falls and Seabrook have experienced widespread flooding in recent years. The purpose of this project is to work with the three communities on using a decision support tool called COAST — Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool — to understand flooding risks and economic costs.
The COAST study is funded by an Environmental Protection Agency Climate Ready Estuaries grant to the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership. Mapping and modeling work has been done by Dr. Sam Merrill of the New England Environmental Finance Center.