Humans and the Coastal Landscape – ARCHIVED FY08-10
The focus of this program is to provide research and outreach programs that assess the natural processes and valuation of resources as well as documenting the impacts of land use change on marine and coastal resources.
Humans and the Risks of Coastal Natural Hazards – ARCHIVED FY08-10
The focus of this program is to provide research, technical, and educational programs that examine the forces of climate and hazards and their effects on the built and natural environment and socio-economic impacts. The program will also provide information to the public and private sectors on the nature of hazards and how to plan for and recover from them.
Coastal-Dependent Economy – ARCHIVED FY08-10
The focus of this priority area is to conduct research, education, and extension projects dealing with production and resource economics, policy, law, regulation, preservation, and development of coastal resources in relation to a coastal-dependent economy.
Scientific Literacy and Workforce Development – ARCHIVED FY08-10
The focus of this priority area is development and implementation of strategies and products to provide information to coastal constituents, particularly formal and informal educators, K-12 and college students, concerning sustained use, conservation, and management of coastal and marine resources. A well-informed constituency has proven to be essential for balanced coastal and marine resource management and economic growth.