Case study

Viewing post-disaster coastal adaptation

Disaster management
Remote Monitoring
Miyako Bay, Japan

In March of 2011, waves from a tsunami crashed into Miyako city and caused enormous damage to people and infrastructure. In the last decade, several coastal cities have built ambitious sea walls to mitigate damage and flooding from future tsunamis. Miyako Bay has constructed concrete sea walls that are 41 feet high to protect the surrounding community. Coastal adaptation can take many forms, including sea walls, levees, natural barriers, coastal wetlands, and more which may be more prominent as communities invest in protection and coastal resilience.