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As a part of our mission, the Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve is committed to promoting informed decision making through the Delaware Coastal Training Program. This program addresses critical coastal resource management issues in Delaware by providing current scientific information, access to technologies and skill-building opportunities to Delawareans responsible for making decisions about the state’s coastal resources. 

The Coastal Training Program’s activities range from technical assistance, seminars, hands-on skill training, and participatory workshops to lectures and technology demonstrations. Through these programs, coastal resource decision makers also have opportunities to share experiences, network in a multidisciplinary setting, and participate in field activities. Past workshops covered subjects such as sea level rise in Delaware, wetlands restoration techniques, public issues and conflict management, and social media skills.

You can also request the assistance of the Coastal Training Program if there is a professional development need regarding coastal resource management. The CTP Coordinator can work with you to develop and offer workshops and trainings on a variety of topical coastal issues like resource restoration, community adaptation and resiliency planning, invasive species, and more. 

For more information regarding upcoming workshops or if you have an idea for a workshop, please contact Kelly Valencik, the Coastal Training Program Coordinator at or (302) 739-6377. 

Technical Assistance                                                                                                   


Resilient Community Partnership


Upcoming Training, Workshops, and Courses                                                    


Below is a list of courses currently offered through the Delaware Coastal Training Program by issue category. For more information about training and corresponding registration information, please select the course title from the list.


Leadership and Process Skills



Climate Adaptation/Land Use Issues/Coastal Hazards
Creating a Flood Ready Community 2017 Training – May 19, 2017


Save the Date! Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings - Aug. 15-16, 2017  More information coming soon.



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