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Coastal Community Resilience:
An Overview of Strategies, Tools, and Science


Course Code: EQ0701CA19

Coastal Resilience

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Date & Time

May 3, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)


This new course is designed to give planners and practitioners in coastal communities an in-depth understanding of the strategies, science, and tools that are available for use in New Jersey to plan for coastal resilience. The course is designed for private and public sector planners and practitioners, appointed and elected local officials, community leaders, and land managers.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide participants with an overview of coastal resilience theory and practice with a particular focus on community-based planning and decision-making;
  • Introduce participants to current science relative to coastal resilience, including projections related to sea level rise in New Jersey; and
  • Provide participants with a solid understanding of tools and resources available in New Jersey to undertake community-based coastal resilience planning.


Lisa Auermuller, Assistant Manager; Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Jeanne Herb, Executive Director; Environmental Analysis & Communications Group; Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy


In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this coastal resilience course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers: 5.5 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

American Planning Association (APA): 5.5 Credits

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): Pending

NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 5.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Early Registration Fee $150.00 Register on or before April 26, 2019 and save!
Registration Fee $175.00 After April 26, 2019
Cancellation Fee $50.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center
20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234
Administrative Assistant: Maureen O'Connell, 848-932-7703

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.