In an effort to better understand the research needs related to advancing understanding of the impacts of coastal environmental variability and natural hazards on populated coastal regions, the University Cooperation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), with a grant from the National Science Foundation, assembled 400+ scientists to obtain recommendations on how to pursue these goals.

This emerging effort about Coastlines and People is called CoPe.

The goal of the workshops was to imagine Coastal Research Hubs, structured using a convergent science approach, at the nexus between coastal sustainability, human dimensions, and coastal processes to transform understanding of interactions among natural, human-built, and social systems in coastal populated environments. Research Hubs could address issues operating at multiple scales, link science, community involvement, broadening participation, and education into developing pathways to sustainability in changing coastal environments.

~100 distinct recommendations were generated from the scoping workshops. View the CoPe Scoping Workshops recommendations in the YouTube Embed below.

You may view and download white papers from the various scoping sessions here »

You may view the scoping session participant lists here »

If you'd like to provide feedback about the output of the workshop, you may do so here » https://goo.gl/forms/0H62Uynyd385ExNy2 until October 15th, 2018.

Additional white papers (2 to 3 pages) on issues related to CoPe are welcome and due by October 15th. Please email any additional white papers to » cope@knowinnovation.com by October 15th, 2018.

This activity was supported by NSF Geosciences Directorate through award # 1844215.

Scoping Session Workshops

There were 3 live and 1 virtual workshops

Click on the links below to visit each of the workshop's dedicated websites.

San Diego

A list San Diego workshop attendees, and other records of discussions and activities can be found on the dedicated site.

Chicago

A list of attendees of the Chicago workshop, and other records of discussions and activities can be found on the dedicated site.

Atlanta

A list of attendees of the Atlanta workshop, and other records of discussions and activities can be found on the dedicated site.

Virtual

A list of attendees of the Virtual workshop, and other records of discussions and activities can be found on the dedicated site.