Virtual Climate Adaptation Library

Of Note:



National Climate Assessment.

A comprehensive U.S. review. 2014.


  Highly valuable summary of many adaptation tools.

Adaptation Tool Kit:  Sea-level Rise & Coastal Land Use. GCC. 2011.



  Protecting Florida's Communities. DCA. 2005.  Little known and exceptional.



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Coastal Climate Change:  Adaptation and Resilience

Searchable archives on local through international coastal climate planning:

  • Over 2500 reports, articles, and guidance documents in 15 directories with >90 global subdirectories, above. 

  • Coastal planning guidelines in >10 languages are available. Articles and reports are welcome in any language (see below).

  • The Climate Communications directory has >100 reports on ready-to-go messaging and underlying socio-behavioral components.

   English and Spanish infographic summaries of coastal adaptation alternatives in Florida are now available.  These four-page infographic documents can be used for multiple adaptation and education purposes.
   The NOAA Climate Program Office and the Rutgers Sea Level and Climate Program supported this work. 


Other Adaptation Planning Resources - U.S. and Global  

Wide arrays of related resources are also available at the Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange, Ecosystem-based Management Tools Network, Climate CentralGeorgetown's Adaptation Clearinghouse,, NOAA's Digital Coast, Storm Smart Coasts, and other resources. 







We thank many colleagues who have contributed files from diverse regions since 2009.  If you have documents on coastal climate adaptation and resilience to contribute, please forward to  Use of copyrighted material is restricted to nonprofit educational purposes only and is not intended for commercial use.  If the owner of any work should wish a document to be removed, please contact