Coastal Adaptation and Resiliency

What is coastal resilience and why does it matter?

Building coastal resilience in a community generally means ensuring all members and systems within it can better withstand major events and long-term stressors in a way that helps meet larger community goals. There is no one-size fits all answer because every community is unique. Learn more by exploring the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Quickly jump to the resources below for relevant forecasts, data, tools, planning guidance and funding opportunities. Unsure of where to start? Learn how the Coastal Resilience Pilot Program helped five communities get started on the process.

Coastal Resilience Pilot Communities

Five coastal communities (Oriental, Edenton, Duck, Pine Knoll Shores and Hatteras Village) received technical support from DCM and others to conduct resilience evaluations and needs assessments (RENAs), which included community asset mapping, workshops and hotspot identification for future projects. 

Learn how these communities are approaching resilience

Other General Resources:

Elsewhere in the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ):

Visit DEQ's general Adaptation and Resilience page for more information that goes beyond coastal management issues.

Visit DEQ's Climate Change Mitigation page to learn about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency initiatives.

Frequently Asked Questions