Coastal Community Engagement
About Coastal Community Engagement
Local residents and decision-makers can help their communities become more resilient to changes such as extreme weather and the effects of increasing development and population.
To be fully informed, stakeholders must make sense of scientific and statistical information and what the implications are for their community, as well as understand the needs of community members of different backgrounds and interests.
The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium is actively involved in facilitating this process with communities, as well as teaching methods to community leaders.
Community Engagement Projects
Working Waterfronts Community Forums
After hearing from coastal communities that they were struggling to maintain and/or evolve their traditional working waterfronts, the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and partners gathered information that helped identify needs, challenges, and opportunities. The results of this research were presented at Community Forums designed to facilitate discussion and help prioritize issues.