As part of our ongoing research into how social science and climate science can help inform and promote community-based adaptation to a changing climate, SERI conducted a VCAPS workshop in Orange Beach, Alabama.  The workshop was sponsored by the City and involved participants from neighboring counties and municipalities.  Staff from the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Office were on hand as well.  The workshop ran from 9am-4pm with a working lunch.  During this intensive workshop, SERI facilitated the making of causal vulnerability diagrams for two climate-change related stressors: normal precipitation events and intense storms.  These diagrams were revised and a narrative report delivered to the City a week after the workshop.  About 15 people from the local area, mostly governmental staff and involved volunteer citizen board members, participated for the entire time, including 2 city counselors.