This course emphasizes methods for adapting to coastal hazards such as hurricanes, tsunamis, and sea-level rise. Topics include surf zone and nearshore processes, equilibrium beaches, beach nourishment, living shorelines and sills, bioengineering approaches, use of vegetation and vegetated buffers, and use of sand dunes and berms. Other topics include FEMA provisions for sustainable residential and building construction, hurricane-resistant construction, and flood-proofing.

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