Adaptation via local coastal programs

Local Coastal Programs (LCPs) help cities plan for the necessary and often costly adaptations to climate change. Dr.King's work has primary focused on strategies for adaptation to Sea Level Rise, providing cost and benefit analysis of different options.

Examples of LCP work:

Pacifica, California
Imperial Beach
Ventura, California

Dr.King has preformed similar LCP analysis in: CarpinteriaOxnardGoleta, and Oceanside

Regional Work

In the past Dr. King also provided the economic analysis for numerous Coastal Regional Sediment Master Plans including Orange County (with Everest Consulting), San Luis Obispo County (with Everest), the San Francisco Bay (with BCDC) and the San Francisco littoral cell (with ESA).  


Dr. King also was the Senior Economist on two studies of Southern Monterey Bay and worked with the Center for the Blue Economy on Seagrant involving the City of Monterey. 

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