Coastal Resilience and the Blue Economy | American Blue Economy Podcast
A buzz word on the coast, but could it mean opportunity?
In this month's episode of the American Blue Economy Podcast, our host Admiral Tim Gallaudet guides us on the topic of coastal resilience We look at ways to achieve coastal resilience and how that contributes to the American Blue Economy by protecting communities and businesses. Our coasts are subject to a range of challenges, including those associated with climate change (addressed in October’s podcast), tropical storms, pollution, invasive species, competing uses, erosion, hypoxia and harmful algal blooms, in addition to the COVID-caused economic downturn. With encouraging contributions from the following superstar cast of his former NOAA colleagues and partners, Admiral Gallaudet highlights the positive steps being taken to make coastal communities more resilient to them.
- Dr. Robert Twilley, Chairman of the Board & Interim Executive Director of the Coastal Sustainability Studio, Professor, LSU College of the Coast & Environment, former Executive Director, Louisiana Sea Grant
- Ed Levine, Managing Director of Scientific Support & Coordination, LLC., Former NOAA OR&R SSC, Vice Chair of the committee to revise the Oil In the Sea, IV publication at National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
- Pat Montanio, Former Director of NOAA Fisheries’s Office of Habitat Conservation
- Dr. Kandis Boyd, Deputy Division Director at the National Science Foundation, and former acting Director of NOAA Research’s WPO
- Dr. Russell Callender, Director of Washington Sea Grant, Former NOAA Assistant Administrator and head of National Ocean Service