Climate Change Vulnerability Management: The Relative Risk Model, Causal Analysis Framework and Sustainability Planning

2070 Indundation Probability for the City of Quincy from MassDOT BH-FRM.

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Coastal communities and state governments recognize the importance of understanding and planning for climate impacts. Coastal Engineers at Woods Hole Group have been at the forefront of developing and applying models of sea level rise and storm surge to equip coastal communities with the tools needed to evaluate inundation probabilities and asset vulnerabilities, and to prepare and prioritize responses.

Independently, Woods Hole Group Ecological Risk Assessors apply and continue to refine methodologies for evaluating risk to aquatic and terrestrial wildlife from chemicals, invasive species and habitat loss. In addition, Environmental Scientists are developing plans to assist developers and businesses benchmark, monitor and reduce environmental impacts (greenhouse gases,....[+]