Resilient Communities and Economies (RCE)

To accommodate more people and activity while balancing demands on coastal resources, Texas must develop innovative policies, institutional capacities and management approaches to increase community resilience. Texas Sea Grant will continue to support cutting-edge research in the areas of marine-related energy sources, climate change, coastal processes, energy efficiency, hazards, storm water management and tourism. Texas Sea Grant programs will engage our diverse and growing coastal populations to apply the best-available scientific knowledge that addresses increased resource demands and vulnerability. Ultimately, Texas Sea Grant will bring its unique research and engagement capabilities to support the development of resilient coastal communities that sustain diverse and vibrant economies, effectively respond to and mitigate natural and technological hazards and function within the limits of their natural and built environments.