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Ocean Planning

Delaware Coastal Programs supports the long-term economic and ecological health of the Mid-Atlantic through regional ocean planning efforts.

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Maggie Pletta 302-739-9283
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan The Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action


Coastal Science and Monitoring

An extensive and dynamic coastal science and monitoring program provides scientific data to inform management strategies for the conservation of critical coastal resources. The current focus areas include looking at issues related to climate change and sea level rise, water quality, animal and plant life, the interface between humans and the coastal ecosystem, and more.


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.

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Federal Consistency

Federal agencies are required to follow state coastal management policies when conducting projects or issuing permits that could affect coastal resources.

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Laura Mensch Regulatory Programs Manager Delaware Coastal Programs 302-739-9283



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Delaware Coastal Programs 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B Dover, DE 19904 302-739-9283 Administrator Kimberly Cole kimberly.cole@state.de.us   Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve Components Blackbird Creek Reserve 801 Blackbird Landing Road Townsend, DE 19734 302-378-5734


Delaware Coastal Programs

The Coastal Programs Section of the Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy serves as the Department’s research, education, and policy lead for coastal and ocean issues. It helps manage Delaware’s federal coastal zone and balance the use and protection of its resources through the integrated efforts of the Delaware Coastal Management Program and Delaware National Estuarine Research


Climate, Coastal and Energy Contacts

Dayna Cobb, Director 100 W. Water Street Dover, DE 19904 302-735-3480 dayna.cobb@delaware.gov
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Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy

The Division of Climate, Coastal and Energy uses an integrated approach of applied science, education, policy development, and incentives to address Delaware’s climate, energy, and coastal challenges.
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