Webinars & Other Courses – Coastal Land Loss

Webinars & Other Courses

Topic Key

Causes and Effects of Land Loss

Coastal Wetlands

Community Perspectives

Earth Processes

Historical Profiles



Educational Talks and Videos

Other Courses

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Environmental Workshops


Hurricanes and Rising Seas: Coastal Flooding in an Uncertain Future

"With rising sea levels, coastal environments and communities are increasingly vulnerable to flooding from strong storms, including hurricanes. Join Teresa Crean from RI Sea Grant and URI’s Coastal Resources Center and host Holly Morin of the Inner Space Center for a live discussion about climate change, coastal storms and the tools to help us prepare for flooding in an uncertain future."

Run time: 41 minutes

Source: URI Graduate School of Oceanography

Improving coastal resiliency through vulnerability assessment and natural adaptation prioritization

"A consortium of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, US federal agencies, and other organizations recently assessed the vulnerability of US coasts to a variety of flooding threats and identified areas of natural value or potential to provide resiliency to human assets and populations."

Run time: 1 hour

Source: OpenChannels

New Opportunities for Reducing Coastal Risk with Natural Defenses

"This webinar will provide an overview of new research on how natural defenses can reduce coastal risk. Key new findings include: 1) the global costs of storms would double if the top 1 m of coral reefs is lost, 2) coral reefs provide $1.8 billion in annual flood protection benefits to the US alone, and 3) globally, if mangroves are lost, 39% more people would be affected by floods and property damage would increase by US$82 billion."

Run time: 1 hour

Source: OpenChannels

Sea-Level Rise, El Niño, and Storm Effects on Coastal Tidal Marshes

"Through a combination of long-term monitoring and computer simulations, this research explores the sensitivity of tidal marsh habitat to both short-term climate variation and long-term change and provide land managers the information needed to guide resource management and restoration practices. In this webinar, Southwest CASC supported researcher Kevin Buffington discusses how climate change may affect El Niño events and extreme storms on coastal wetlands."

Run time: 41 minutes

Source: USGS

SECOORA Webinar Series

"Join SECOORA as we highlight coastal ocean observing in the Southeast! SECOORA members, principal investigators, technology experts and more will be featured every month on the webinar series."

This resource lists upcoming and archived webinars covering a vast range of coastal science topics.

Run time: 1 hour / webinar


Using sediment enhancement to build tidal marsh resiliency on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

"Located in Maryland, USA, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is part of the largest area of tidal marsh within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and is of regional ecological significance for its wetlands and for the wildlife populations it supports. However, over 5,000 acres of tidal marsh have converted to open water on the refuge since 1938...

In December 2016, 26,000 cubic yards of sediment was pumped in a thin-layer application over approximately 40 acres of tidal marsh on the refuge. The purpose of this project is to raise the elevation of the existing marsh platform."

Run time: 49 minutes

Source: Society of Wetland Scientists

Other Courses

Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

"Participants will become familiar with satellite orbits, types, resolutions, sensors and processing levels. In addition to a conceptual understanding of remote sensing, attendees will also be able to articulate its advantages and disadvantages. Participants will also have a basic understanding of NASA satellites, sensors, data, tools, portals and applications to environmental monitoring and management."

Source: NASA Applied Sciences

Science Literacy

"Science Literacy will teach you about the process of science, how to think critically, how to differentiate science from pseudoscience, how indigenous wisdom can inform science, how to understand and design a scientific study, and how to critically evaluate scientific communication in the media."

Source: University of Alberta / Coursera


Educators search for nurdles in a soil sample. (Photo by Kimberly Cooke)

Environmental Workshops

Pontchartrain Conservancy offers workshops covering a wide variety of environmental topics.  Coastal Land Loss workshops include:

  • Land Loss and Restoration: Evaluating Challenges and Solutions for Coastal Louisiana
  • Multiple Lines of Defense: Exploring Louisiana Coastal Protections
  • Wetlands 101: Uncovering the Hidden Value of Swamps and Marshes
  • Disappearing Wetlands: Assessing the Consequences of Human Development in
    Natural Areas

If you are interested in booking or attending an environmental workshop, complete this form or email us at education@scienceforourcoast.org.

Dauphin Island Sea Lab*

"Discovery Hall Programs (DHP) provides professional development opportunities for teachers and informal educators through single day and multi-day workshops.

Workshops include experiences outside in the field, presentations, and discussions with research faculty, and time to explore relevant lesson plans and activities to take back to the classroom."

Source: Dauphin Island Sea Lab

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana

Teachers on the Estuary*

"A Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop is a research and field-based training program held at various research reserve sites. TOTE workshops offer a minimum of 15 contact hours, giving teachers the opportunity to:

  • Explore coastal habitats and conduct field investigations;
  • Interact with local scientists and experienced coastal educators;
  • Integrate local and national monitoring data into the classroom; and
  • Learn hands-on field activities highlighting our various Estuary Education Resources"

Source: Estuary Education, NOAA

*Workshops take place outside of Louisiana