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State and Regional Resources

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State of Florida

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Adaptation Planning

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity supports adaptation planning and local government adoption of optional “adaptation action areas” in comprehensive plans. The Community Resilience Initiative is focused on planning for adaptation with the goal of integrating sea level rise adaptation into current planning mechanisms in Florida.

Florida Division of Emergency Management Bureau of Mitigation

Mitigation is an integral part of the Division of Emergency Management. Mitigation actions reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Due to Florida’s weather, geography, and miles of coastline the state is highly vulnerable to disasters. In addition, to comply with federal regulations, the Bureau of Mitigation routinely updates the State Hazard Mitigation Plan and supports local communities with their mitigation planning efforts.

Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking

Florida Environmental Public Health Tracking is a grant-funded program to identify and promote the use of nationally consistent data in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other grantee states. Tracking, or surveillance, is used to help understand the status of the community’s health and how it might be changing over time. Building a tracking network in Florida and in the United States provides an easy place to look at a variety of information, with the goal of improving overall community health.


Florida State University Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies

The Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies (COAPS) is a center of excellence performing interdisciplinary research in ocean-atmosphere-land-ice interactions to increase our understanding of the physical, social, and economic consequences of climate variability.

Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute

The Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina works to conduct basic research on hazard vulnerability and resilience; train the next generation of hazard scientists and practitioners; and through its outreach efforts, assist in the improvement of emergency preparedness, planning, response, and recovery at local, state, national, and international scales.

Southeast Regional Climate Center

The Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC), located at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, supports a three-tiered national climate services support program for Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The partners of this program include the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the six Regional Climate Centers (RCCs), and the individual and collective State Climate Offices (SCOs).


Florida Public Health Institute

The Florida Public Health Institute (FPHI) is a freestanding 501c 3 corporation incorporated in 2001, that conducts action oriented research and promotes leadership, partnerships and collaborations to build capacity for strong public health policy, programs, systems, and practices. The mission of the Institute is to “advance the knowledge and practice of public health to promote, protect and improve the health of all.” Efforts include health impact assessments.

Local and Regional Government

Monroe County Florida Climate Change Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Climate Change Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding appropriate mitigation and adaptation policies. Work includes the Monroe County Climate Action Plan (2.3 MB).

Seven 50

Seven counties in Southeast Florida have collaborated with public, private, and civic stakeholders to develop a fifty-year prosperity plan, focusing on economics, the environment, housing, and infrastructure.

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact represents a joint commitment of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties to partner in mitigation and adaptation actions.