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Coastal Hazards Awareness Training Pilot


February 04, 2019


8:30 am - 4:30 pm


176 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston


Joseph P. Riley Center for Livable Communities


This one-day awareness-level training course aims to increase the awareness of the hazards facing coastal communities and basic strategies to reduce the risk to those hazards.  This course provides training on the basic science of, assessment of, and preparedness for natural hazards and risks that uniquely affect coastal communities. Examples of these hazards are short term events such as high surf, storm surge, and tsunami inundation, or long term threats from sea level rise and coastal erosion.


The goal of this course is to enable participants to:

  • Describe the hazards and impacts that threaten coastal communities
  • Interpret official coastal hazard information and warning products
  • Understand the characteristics of the coastal zone that contribute to vulnerability
  • Identify regulatory tools, best practices, and resources to help prepare for and mitigate the impacts of coastal hazards on communities


As an awareness-level course, this course aims to provide participants a general understanding of the risks associated with coastal hazards, introduce methods of assessing that risk, and describe tools to help prepare for, plan for, and reduce those risks to coastal communities.



Tricia Ryan

Phone: (843) 740-1145

  • Training
  • Emergency Managers
  • Federal Government
  • General Public
  • Local Government
  • Outreach/Education Professionals
  • Planners
  • Public Works Officials
  • State Government
  • Emergency Management
  • Hazards
Focus Areas
  • County: Charleston
  • Winter 19 (Jan - Mar)
Leading Org.
  • NOAA Office for Coastal Management
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