ABSTRACT

Coastal Resilience 2.0 [website]   [open html - 15KB]

"Coastal Resilience is dedicated to providing information to land use and natural resource managers that will help them integrate sea level rise and coastal hazards into their decision-making. Specifically, this website contains information about: (1) the issue (specific local projections of sea level rise and storm surge inundation), (2) what's at risk (spatial data on the natural and socio-economic resources that are vulnerable), and (3) what can be done (regulatory options for adapting to these changes). By managing natural resources and land use with future shoreline conditions in mind, decision makers can enhance the resilience of human and natural communities simultaneously. "Enter Coastal Resilience 2.0, a suite of tools that help visualize risks to coastal communities and habitats, and help decision makers reduce and mitigate the risks from storms and other hazards like coastal erosion and flooding. A group of partners from federal agencies, academia and non-profit organizations have worked together to develop these tools, which will help make informed decisions at the local, national and global levels. The core partners include The Nature Conservancy, the Natural Capital Project, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, University of Southern Mississippi and Association of State Floodplain Managers. Coastal Resilience decision support tools have been around since 2008, but the 2.0 tools represent an upgrade of the visualization platform using state-of-the-art web mapping technology. The tools begin by visualizing the current situation, incorporating social, economic and ecologic factors. To these, Coastal Resilience 2.0 adds reasonable storm surge and sea level rise scenarios. Enter Coastal Resilience 2.0, a suite of tools that help visualize risks to coastal communities and habitats, and help decision makers reduce and mitigate the risks from storms and other hazards like coastal erosion and flooding. A group of partners from federal agencies, academia and non-profit organizations have worked together to develop these tools, which will help make informed decisions at the local, national and global levels. The core partners include The Nature Conservancy, the Natural Capital Project, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, University of Southern Mississippi and Association of State Floodplain Managers. Coastal Resilience decision support tools have been around since 2008, but the 2.0 tools represent an upgrade of the visualization platform using state-of-the-art web mapping technology. The tools begin by visualizing the current situation, incorporating social, economic and ecologic factors. To these, Coastal Resilience 2.0 adds reasonable storm surge and sea level rise scenarios."

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