Coastal Climate Change: Adaptation and Resilience

Searchable archives on local through international coastal climate planning:

  • Over 2700 reports, articles, and guidance documents in 15 directories with >85 global subdirectories, above. 

  • Coastal planning guidelines in >10 languages can be downloaded.  Quality documents from journal or grey literature sources are welcome in any language (see below).  

  • The Climate Communications directory above has >100 reports on climate messaging and underlying socio-behavioral components.

  • The Coastal Climate Adaptation Library, formerly the Virtual Climate Adaptation Library,  is a service of the students and faculty of the F.I.T. Sustainability Program


English and Spanish infographic summaries of coastal adaptation alternatives in Florida are now available.  These four-page infographic documents can be used for multiple adaptation and education purposes.   The NOAA Climate Program Office and the Rutgers Sea Level and Climate Program supported this work.

Other Adaptation Planning Resources - U.S. and Global  

Wide arrays of related resources are also available at the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange, Ecosystem-based Management Tools Network, Climate CentralGeorgetown's Adaptation Clearinghouse,, NOAA's Digital Coast, Storm Smart Coasts, and other sources.

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Florida Sea Grant
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Stronger Safer Florida
US Fish & Wildlife Service
Gulf & Caribbean Fisheries Institute
Mote Marine Laboratory
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Rutgers Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences
Marine Resources Council
Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Space Coast Climate Change Initiative
Florida Wildlife Federation
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
East Central Florida Regional Planning Council

Submissions and Additional Information

We thank many colleagues who have contributed files from diverse regions since 2009. If you have documents on coastal climate adaptation and resilience to contribute, please forward to Use of copyrighted material is restricted to nonprofit educational purposes only and is not intended for commercial use. The Coastal Climate Adaptation Library is an unfunded service of the students and faculty of the F.I.T. Sustainability Program. Please address any questions to