Initiated in 2005, the Southern California region completed product development in fiscal year 2010.
GEOGRAPHIC SCOPE OF THE PROJECT
The third project area focused on an area from Point Conception to the Mexican border, a region known as the Southern California bight.
PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The program’s goals included undertaking and funding projects designed to improve the prediction of, preparation for, and recovery from coastal storms. The program is mitigating the impacts of coastal inundation on the region’s economy and 16 million residents by deploying and developing tools that aid in the preparation for and response to inundation.
The Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of Southern California, California Coastal Commission, California National Estuarine Research Reserves, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, city and county offices of emergency services, Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System, San Diego Flood Control District, and University of California–Davis, California, and University of Southern California Sea Grant.
The Southern California effort brought together eight projects that address new and improved tools, data, information, forecast models, and training for the coastal communities in the project study area. Specifically, projects focused on improved storm forecasting, wave and wind fields, coastal inundation, and ecological impacts from storm events.