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Texas Coastal Exchange

Jim Blackburn

Texas Coastal Exchange.

By Jim Blackburn, Henk Mooiweer, Elizabeth Winston Jones, Megan Parks and Frances Kellerman

This research paper examines the potential market for a system that would pay landowners to restore natural ecosystems, such as native prairies and oyster reefs, that protect the Gulf Coast from hurricane and severe storm damage.

The concept was developed by the Severe Storm Prediction, Education, and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice University.