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Planning, Training, and Technical Resources

Delaware Coastal Programs encourages stewardship of Delaware’s coastal and ocean resources by promoting informed, science-based decision making. This is achieved through the development of tools and resources, local and regional planning, training workshops, conferences, field demonstrations, and providing technical assistance to coastal decision makers.

Resilient Communities

The Resilient Community Partnership helps communities prepare to respond to coastal hazards as part of their local planning efforts.

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Ocean Planning

Supporting the long-term economic and ecological health of the Mid-Atlantic through regional ocean planning efforts.

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Adapting to Sea Level Rise

Delaware Coastal Programs has developed information and planning tools to help plan for changing coastal environments.

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Coastal Training Program

The Coastal Training Program offers training and assistance to local governments to help communities make informed decisions.

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Resources and Tools

Delaware Climate Information Center

Digital Coast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management

Improved use and Understanding of Natural and Nature Based Features in the Mid-Atlantic

Natural Hazard and Climate Change Adaptation Tool Kit for Delaware Communities from Delaware Sea Grant

Flood Ready Communities Toolkit from the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration

Funding Resilient Communities Database from the University of Delaware Institute for Public Administration

Delaware Residents Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Opinion Survey Results from DNREC and Delaware Sea Grant

Delaware Sea Grant’s Homeowners’ Handbook to Prepare for Natural Hazards

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program: A Homebuyers’ Guide

FEMA Higher Floodplain Management Standards: A Valuable Element in Community Planning

Recommendations for Adapting to Sea Level Rise Executive Summary from the Delaware Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee