One of the priorities identified by the five Gulf states is coastal resilience, defined as the capacity of human and natural/physical systems to adapt to and recover from change. GOMA’s Coastal Resilience Team focuses on risk communication, resilience assessment, and coastal adaption and planning.
The Team has three goals:
- Increase awareness and knowledge of tools and resources to assist coastal stakeholders in becoming more resilient and sustainable
- Promote the understanding of coastal risks and the availability of resilience and restoration tools for those who live, work, visit, and do business in the Gulf of Mexico
- Promote adaptation, mitigation, and restoration as strategies to preserve heritage, conserve natural resources, and support the economic viability of the coast
The Coastal Resilience Team is led by the State of Mississippi, but has active participation from all five Gulf States and federal agencies working in the region, as well as academia, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Learn more about the Team’s focus areas and actions in Action Plan III.