HOBOKEN, N.J. (July 2, 2013) -- Officials from public and private sectors came together recently to gather input on proven and innovative actions in an effort to reduce risk and build resilience in the North Atlantic Coastal Region.

More than 90 participants from New York state, New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. representing federal agencies, academia, non-governmental organizations and private industry collaborated June 26 and 27 at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., to develop a strategy to reduce risk and increase resiliency of communities affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Participants evaluated structural, non-structural, green infrastructure, policy, management, and education and outreach measures in terms of their benefits, feasibility, and appropriateness for various landforms across the 31,000 miles of study area. Participants also worked with maps of the region to discuss current and planned actions along specific areas of the coastline and identify measures that could be implemented in the future.

The North Atlantic Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers organized the session, which was one of several that will take place on a regular basis to conduct a comprehensive study in coordination with federal, state, local and tribal officials of the consequences of Hurricane Sandy.

To learn more, visit the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study website at http://goo.gl/Cbtxe.