SFRPC staff member, Alyssa Joneswood, attended the 9th Annual Climate and Resilience Community of Practice meeting this week in Port Aransas, TX. She joined leaders from all 5 Gulf states including represenatives from NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management, National Weather Service, Seagrant, the Economic Development Administration, Texas A&M, Florida DEP, and members of the private sector to discuss ways to improve coastal resiliency in the face of climate change.
Alyssa presented on Hurricane Irma Recovery efforts, participated in a panel discussion about hurricane recovery, and presented the SFRPC project with the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA). The SFRPC was awarded one of a handful of community small grants throughout the Gulf region to advance coastal resilience.
The project, funded by NOAA and distributed through GOMA, focuses on the compounding risks of storm surge and sea-level rise in the Florida Keys.