For the InstructorThese student materials complement the Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society Instructor Materials. If you would like your students to have access to the student materials, we suggest you either point them at the Student Version which omits the framing pages with information designed for faculty (and this box). Or you can download these pages in several formats that you can include in your course website or local Learning Managment System. Learn more about using, modifying, and sharing InTeGrate teaching materials.
Stakeholders and their communities can use two types of strategies for preparing for sea level rise and related hazards: structural and non-structural. Structural strategies involve direct manipulation of the coastal environment through the construction, removal, alteration, or restoration of coastal structures, including both human structures (such as homes, businesses, and sea walls) and natural structures (such as dunes, beaches, mangroves, and oyster beds). Non-structural strategies are changes to coastal policy that encourage citizens, businesses, and governments to take steps to protect themselves from sea level rise and related hazards, but do not require specific structural responses.