Florida Sea Grant Extension in Collier County

Welcome to the Collier County Sea Grant Extension Blog

This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my extension outreach efforts and useful information to make you a more informed coastal citizen. If you have any questions about what you see, feel free to contact me at fluech@ufl.edu.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

State of the Coast Website!

Have you ever wondered how many people live along the coast, how vulnerable our state's shorelines are to sea level rise,  or what kind of economic impacts our coastal communties generate? If so, check out this site! Recently NOAA launched its State of the Coast Website. The purpose of this site is to highlight the crucial importance of healthy coastal ecosystems to a robust U.S. economy, a safe population, and a sustainable quality of life for coastal residents.

NOAA's State of the Coast offers quick facts and more detailed statistics through fifteen interactive indicator visualizations that provide highlights of what we know about coastal communities, coastal ecosystems, the coastal economy, and how a changing climate might impact the coast. Explore topics such as changes in coastal population from 1970 to 2040, the impact coastal areas have on the U.S. economy, the overall health of the U.S. coast, and the vulnerability of our coasts to long term sea level rise.

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