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THE COASTAL RESILIENCE LAB

AT UC SANTA CRUZ

Building coastal resilience, naturally. 

Our group works to build resilience and sustainability in the face of growing coastal hazards. We assess risks and identify solutions that span conservation, restoration, policy, finance and insurance.

We focus on the role of ecosystems in providing natural defenses to people and property. 

In the News

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Articles

Explore stories by news outlets covering our research
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Op-Eds

Read editorial articles written by our team members
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Podcasts

Listen to podcasts featuring our team members
Coast Line

Videos

Watch interviews and animations featuring our research

Our Ecosystems

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Coral Reefs

Explore our lab's research on the natural protections provided by coral reefs.

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Boat tour on Rung Sac Military, Can Gio, Vietnam

We assess flood risk, the role of wetlands in reducing risk, and solutions to jointly meet wetland restoration, hazard mitigation and adaptation goals.

Wetlands