Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines
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Recent Coastal News
Shorelines program heads into its 10th year on WCU campus
Hardly a day goes by that a staff member from Western Carolina University’s Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines isn’t asked how such a program ended up in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Read about the Program’s time at WCU here
Marine life dwindles after beach renourishment at Folly, report says
“We need to be able to quantify those impacts,’’ said Young, who heads the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina. Ready more from The State here
Four years after Sandy, the coastal real estate market is recovering
“There’s usually very little thought given to whether it actually makes sense to keep rebuilding in these areas,” says Young, who is director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University. Read more from the Washington Post here
43 Win Federation Pelican Awards
The Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines: The program’s staff is receiving the award for their expert research and strategic advice to advance sound beach and shoreline management. Read about the award here
As Sea Levels Rise, How Best to Protect Coasts?
“They can mitigate wave impact, so they can help slow down chronic erosion or help reduce the wave impact during a storm to some degree. But they’re not going to save you from a 12-foot, 16-foot storm surge,” said Rob Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University. Read the full story from Yale Climate Connections here
A New Chapter in Post-Sandy Shore Work
“As long as the federal government comes in after every storm and helps them put it all back where it was—then why do these local communities have to care about the science of coastal storms and vulnerability?” said Rob Young…Read the full story from the Wall Street Journal here.
Recent PSDS Imagery
Hurricane Week: The Weather Channel
Featuring Director Rob Young