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Understanding Social Attitudes and Prioritizing Geo-spatial Risks for Climate Adaptation Outreach in Coastal Georgia

PIs: Jason Evans (Carl Vinson Institute of Government, UGA), Matthew Hauer (Carl Vinson Institute of Government, UGA) and Margaret Myszewski (GCRC and University of Georgia)

Support: Georgia Sea Grant College Program

Timeframe: 2012-2015

Project Ojectives:
This project will: (1) analyze the extent to which local, state, and regional growth management policies in coastal Georgia provide opportunities and/or barriers for sea level rise adaptation; (2) project future development patterns in coastal counties through demographically-based population growth methods that take into account local land use controls; (3) calculate the relative amounts of risks to people, property, and infrastructure through overlays of “business as usual” development with coastal elevation maps and sea level rise models; and 4) and engage local officials in participatory development and evaluation of geo-spatial scenarios that estimate the economic impacts of sea level rise under different growth management assumptions.


Publications: Hauer, M., Evans, J. and Alexander, C.R. Jr. 2015. Sea-Level Rise and Sub-County Population Projections in Coastal Georgia. Population and the Environment. 37:44-62. (DOI: 10.1007/s11111-015-0233-8)

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