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Science for Resilient Bay Shore Community-based Designs

  • Exploratorium Pier 15, The Embarcadero & Green St. San Francisco, CA 94111 (map)

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San Francisco Estuary Institute Briefing to Resilient by Design Design Teams

Free, RSVP required. Email, or call 415.528.4444 and choose option 5.

The challenges of accelerating sea level rise and aging shoreline infrastructure are creating a once-in-a-century opportunity to redesign the Bay shore. Originally constructed with little regard for the Bay, the future shoreline can more successfully integrate the natural and built environment to make a healthier shore for both the Bay and local communities. To be successful, new shoreline design approaches will need to incorporate the complex ecological and physical processes of our urbanized estuary while anticipating the future challenges of climate change and extreme weather.

In this visually-oriented public briefing, San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) scientists will share cutting-edge science on Bay shoreline restoration and adaptation, translating recent advances and critical findings to inform the Resilient by Design Design Teams. The briefing will draw on collaborative projects with dozens of partners, addressing shoreline resilience, adaptation strategies, and green infrastructure in the Bay. Key data sources and valuable tools for planning and assessment will also be presented.


  • Robin Grossinger, Senior Scientist and Program Director for the Resilient Landscapes Program, SFEI
  • Letitia Grenier, Senior Scientist and Program Director for the Resilient Landscapes Program, SFEI
  • Jeremy Lowe, Geomorphologist and Senior Scientist at SFEI
  • Julie Beagle, Geomorphologist and Scientist at SFEI

SFEI is a regional science center established by government, NGO, and private organizations to provide independent science for environmental management. SFEI serves as a science advisor for the Resilient by Design Challenge. This science briefing is made possible by support from the Santa Clara Valley Water District. More resources for the Design Teams can be found at