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The mission of the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is to increase the resilience and sustainability of vulnerable communities along Connecticut’s coast and inland waterways to the growing impacts of climate change on the natural, built, and human environment. Read More...

Living Shorelines

Living Shorelines
Preserving the natural elements of the shore while also providing protection from erosion.

Critical Infrastructure

Critical Infrastructure
Connecting firm science with the decision-making needs of state and local leaders.

Inland Flooding

Inland Flooding
Projecting changing precipitation patterns and future inland flooding in riverine communities.

Coastal Flooding

Coastal Flooding & Waves
Mapping coastal flooding from waves, storm surge and high tide.

Policy and Planning

Policy & Planning
Community climate adaptation policy and planning through research and analysis.

Sea Level Rise

Sea Level Rise
Providing future sea level rise scenarios for Connecticut's coastline.

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Funding Opportunities

The CIRCA Executive Steering Committee is excited to announce its Municipal Resilience and Research Grant opportunities.

Municipal Resilience Grant Program

Now accepting applications due September 1, 2017

CIRCA is requesting grant proposals from municipal government and councils of governments for initiatives that advance resilience. NEW: Up to $100,000 will be available for execution of resilience initiatives.

Research Grants
CIRCA has made up to $200,000 available from a new call for research proposal. Preliminary proposals are due July 26, 2017. Click here for more information.

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Coastal Resilience Networks (CREST) Project

Enhancing Coastal Resilience in Connecticut

The NOAA Coastal Resilience Networks: “Enhancing Coastal Resilience in Connecticut” project provided wave information for the harbors in Old Saybrook and New Haven, a review of design guidelines and tools for site assessment of living shorelines, and an online map viewer.

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