Project News

The Future Coast project was funded by Mid-Atlantic Sea Grant under the 2011 Regional Sea Grant Sea Level Rise and Inundation Research RFP. The project extends from November 2011 through October 2012. The initiative features a countywide survey of Anne Arundel residents in Spring 2012, and a day-long community conversation event on April 28th for those who participate in the survey. A report on the survey data will be available on this website in Summer 2012 with a final project report to follow in the fall.

Upcoming Events

Open to the Public!
Briefing on Results of Anne Arundel County Survey on Coastal Flooding & Sea-Level Rise
Wednesday, September 12th at 7 p.m.
Severna Park Library (Meeting Room),
45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146
* For more information, or to RSVP, contact Karen at
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Press Releases

August 20, 2012
County residents acknowledge sea-level rise, but unsure of impacts and current policies.

March 27, 2012
Residents invited to discuss long-term policies on coastal flooding and sea-level rise

In the News

Pelton, T. (Aug. 31, 2012). Website predicts flooding from sea-level rise. Bay Daily, Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Wood, P. (Aug. 24, 2012). Survey: Sea-level rise, flooding a problem. The Capital Gazette.

Brainard, J. (Aug. 22, 2012). A picture tells the story of future coastal flooding: Researchers explore new tools to raise public awareness, discussion. Sea Grant                     Maryland, News & Notes.

Wheeler, T. (Aug. 20, 2012). Rising seas challenge shore dwellers:
Delmarva newspapers, Anne Arundel survey focus on warming's impact and response. The                     Baltimore Sun.

Wood, P. (April 16, 2012). 'Future Coast' to address flooding, sea level. The Capital Gazette.

Virginia Sea Grant. (Jan. 12, 2012). Visualizing local impacts of sea level rise for informed decision making. Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Cushing, E. (Nov. 30, 2011). Mason named a Virginia Sea Grant institution. The Mason Gazette.