NOAA Coastal Storms Program

The Coastal Storms Program offers competitive grants to Pacific Island communities focusing on coastal hazards and climate change with empahsis on tools, services or plans that support:

  • Risk and vulnerability assessment (maps, plans, policy and research)
  • Hazard impact, assessment, and mitigation planning
  • Outreach and education
  • Planning and policy
  • Sea-level rise and storm surge inundation research and planning
  • Disaster resiliency, response, and recovery 

NOAA Coastal Storms Program 2013-2015 Small Grant Awards

In 2012, the Coastal Storms Program (CSP) conducted a small grants proposal process to distribute one million dollars in grant funds for 2013 through 2015. Seven projects throughout Hawai‘i, Guam, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia were selected for funding. The projects’ areas of study include atmospheric and weather modeling and observation, geospatial data hosting and serving, community resilience training, disaster recovery planning, and coastal hazard mitigation and education. Congratulations to the seven recipient projects!

For more information about any of the projects, please contact Dolan Eversole, NOAA Coastal Storms Program Coordinator for the Pacific Region: eversole@hawaii.edu.


Installation of coastal high frequency radar arrays to monitor ocean currents and improve community storm preparedness: Hilo Bay, Hawai‘i Island

Dr. Jason Adolf, Univeristy of Hawai‘i at Hilo


Assessment of Hazards Awareness and Participatory Planning for All Hazards Resiliency on Guam

Laura Biggs, Assistant Professor, University of Guam Sea Grant


Post-Disaster Reconstruction Guidelines and Protocols for Conservation of Coastal Resources and Protection of Coastal Communities, Maui County, Hawai‘i

James Buika, Maui County Department of Planning


Geospatial Information Development and Application To Support Effective Decision-Making in the Federated States of Micronesia

Christopher C. Chiesa, University of Hawai‘i/ Pacific Disaster Center


Residents’ Natural Hazards Handbook for the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Donald Hess, College of the Marshall Islands (CMI)


Ready Hawaii Smartphone Application (Ready Hawaii App)

Melvin Kaku, Honolulu Department of Emergency Management


Coastal Community Resilience Course Development and Training in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Andrew Rumbach, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa


NOAA Coastal Storms Program RFP 2013-2015