The Rutgers Climate Institute has done great things to help us Re-Think the Coast. Most recently their “working briefs” as the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance on climate impacts in NJ found here. The reports are available for download at that site, most are not too long, and they are full of good advice for the NJ Coast. Their working brief on Coastal Communities includes information on what other East Coast States are doing to deal with climate change and sea level rise.
There is much more on their website here http://climatechange.rutgers.edu/