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County departments identify specific actions to adapt to climate change through the Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk training.
The Habitat Priority Planner and C-CAP data were used to identify and prioritize habitat restoration projects to meet goals identified in the Great Lakes Regional...
C-CAP data helped in the development of a conservation plan for the Yaquina watershed.
C-CAP data and additional land cover analysis highlight the loss of forests and related ecosystem services following Hurricane Katrina.
Using OpenNSPECT, managers in Puerto Rico assessed whether green infrastructure would help lessen sediment and runoff into coral-inhabited waters.
The Beach-Dune Susceptibility Assessment uses lidar and aerial imagery data to develop a vulnerability rating.
The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer illustrated informational pieces and their impact on resilience planning efforts, and it identified existin...
C-CAP data were used to produce additional land cover information to assess the risk of fire and the proximity to urban developments.
Gulf Coast models and data help managers detect wetland areas that need monitoring in the face of sea level rise.
New Jersey is engaging communities in hazard mitigation planning through the use of vulnerability assessment tools.
OpenNSPECT and the Habitat Priority Planner were used to assess land based threats and prioritize restoration areas.
The Tutuila Hazard Assessment Tool was developed to facilitate the identification of potential multi-hazard risk areas for any location on the American Samoan isl...
The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer data helped local planners identify the impacts of shoreline armoring on seagrass habitats.
High-resolution imagery was used to assess and monitor the effect of boating activity on seagrass meadows in Redfish Bay.
C-CAP data were used in the assessment of water resource health and stability in the Delaware River basin.
A new report provides a series of indicators to assess the status of the Gulf of Mexico socioecological system.
C-CAP data were used to produce additional land cover information to assess the impact of impervious surface on water supply.
C-CAP data were used to evaluate the impacts of Hurricane Katrina in Breton Sound, Louisiana, and assess how this area had recovered almost one year later.
Researchers used land cover and change data for an ecosystem services valuation of the natural landscape.
NOAA Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts data helped perform an inundation vulnerability assessment in Virginia.
The Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk framework helped integrate resilience to hazards and climate change into community planning efforts.
The Coastal Resilience Long Island tool is being used by decision makers to gain a better understanding of ecological, social, and economic impacts from coastal h...
The Beachfront Vulnerability Index helps communities become more resilient to storm surge and erosion.
A research reserve adapted tools and maps to help communities build resilience.
The Sea Level Rise Viewer and a NOAA resilience grant enabled partners in this port city to picture sea level rise risks and strengthen their resilience and recov...
A participatory process was used to map coastal-use data to reduce anthropogenic threats to coral reefs.
Participatory mapping incorporates traditional knowledge into coastal planning and restoration.
Commercial and recreational fisheries contribute significantly to the region's ocean economy.
CanVis is helping coastal managers communicate flooding scenarios to shoreline residents in Green Bay.
A custom Wetland Benefits Snapshot and sea level rise maps were used to educate residents of several counties in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
The state refined its tsunami mitigation strategies using C-CAP data.
The Habitat Priority Planner was used with C-CAP high-resolution land cover data to compile natural resource data for community consideration of a range of waters...
Coastal managers in Maine employed the Habitat Priority Planner tool and C-CAP data to help identify suitable habitat for the endangered New England cottontail.
Benthic habitat maps were used to support conservation and restoration efforts in New York’s South Shore Estuary Reserve.
The Sea Level Rise Viewer and Digital Coast data helped in the development of a flood risk tool to serve the planning needs of local communities.
NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service uses data from MarineCadastre.gov as the authoritative source for creating GIS fisheries regulatory boundaries.
South Carolina Aquarium created an application based on the Sea Level Rise Viewer that allows the public to visualize the potential direct impacts of sea level ri...
A customized viewer was designed using inundation data provided by the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer.
Policymakers and coastal managers improved the state’s tsunami hazards plans using C-CAP data.
Four counties joined forces with other agencies and organizations to agree upon consistent methods for mapping sea level rise to better prepare for sea level rise...
Researchers used Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) data from the Ocean Jobs Snapshot to develop baseline economic profiles for 70 East Coast communities vuln...
The Habitat Priority Planner and participatory mapping techniques helped establish a National Scenic Byway on Edisto Island, South Carolina.
New Hampshire communities used the Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk to assess and address vulnerabilities and work toward reducing risk.
The Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk approach and Coastal Resilience Decision Support Framework helped inform a Connecticut community’s recovery response to H...
Vessel tracking data helps improve the safety of vessels anchoring within and transiting through anchorage areas.
Benthic habitat data and imagery help monitor change in the Klawock Lagoon after the construction of a culvert to restore ocean access.
The Habitat Priority Planner tool and C-CAP data helped in the development of a strategic conservation plan to preserve local communities for future generations.
Harbor planners used ENOW data to tailor their maritime economy profile and identify ocean-related businesses at a city level.
Land cover change data and technical assistance from C-CAP were provided for the EPA’s Climate Change Indicators in the United States report.
The MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer and data helped evaluate potential impacts of ocean energy projects in California.
Watershed managers in Puerto Rico used OpenNSPECT to evaluate how effectively hydroseeding restores highly erodible lands to protect corals.
The Coastal County Flood Exposure Snapshot is helping service organizations develop hazard preparation and recovery plans to assist vulnerable communities.
Pacific Historic Aerial Imagery from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management helped identify sedimentation sources in Maui.
Sea level rise data helped users assess future population and areas most affected by sea level rise.
C-CAP data helped examine the effects of land cover on coral reef health in the Pacific Islands.
The C-CAP team provided support and code from the Land Cover Atlas to help the USGS create a similar tool that provides land cover change information at the natio...
Lake-level drop scenarios and digital elevation models help regulators make informed shoreline management decisions.
Topographic and bathymetric data collected using the Coastal Geospatial Services Contract support multiple partner needs.
An interactive mapping portal aids the Georgia Coastal Management Program in evaluating offshore projects and proposals, including energy projects.
A community open house helped local constituents understand flood-related impacts and costs as well as how to implement green infrastructure techniques to reduce ...
The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer helped a barrier island community develop an adaptation plan to prepare for and adapt to sea level rise.
The Habitat Priority Planner and N-SPECT were used with lidar and land cover data to identify sites that affect water quality in the Ko’olaupoko region.
Maryland used the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) to identify high-priority conservation areas that allow for wetland migration and future wildlife habi...
The Sea Level Rise Viewer helped in identifying major metropolitan energy infrastructure at risk from climate change and sea level rise.
MarineCadastre.gov data sets used to visualize risks if the Mid- and South Atlantic coast is open to offshore drilling.
An up-to-date C-CAP land cover map and historical habitat data helped restoration planners in the lower Columbia River.
A coastal community identified areas vulnerable to flooding after recent events caused localized impacts.
Automatic Information System (AIS) data from MarineCadastre.gov helped identify wind planning area conflicts.
The Mississippi-Alabama Habitat Mapper and the Habitat Priority Planner are being used to identify high-priority habitats, including those impacted by the BP Deep...
Lidar data helped coastal management partners identify restorable wetlands around Lake Erie.
C-CAP high-resolution land cover data helped identify watersheds where human land-use activity contributes to sediment and contaminants that impact coral reefs.
CanVis enabled officials to picture proposed changes to downtown areas.
CanVis was used to show stakeholders how offshore wind turbines would impact Lake Erie vistas.
The Coastal County Snapshots – Flood Exposure tool illustrates the importance of updating critical infrastructure maps for coastal parishes in Louisiana.
Coastal flood Web-mapping applications help coastal managers in New England visualize and enhance awareness of coastal flooding.
Inundation layers from the Sea Level Rise Viewer were incorporated into local hazard mitigation plans to help communities prepare for sea level rise and coastal i...
Lidar data, the Sea Level Rise Viewer, and other Digital Coast resources were critical to the success of the Adapting to Rising Tides project.
Coastal conservation groups used the NatureServe Vista decision-support system to create new maps that aid in preservation of Georgia’s coastal habitat.
MarineCadastre.gov reduces the time and money it takes to compile spatial data for regional marine planning portals.
Three decision-support tools were used to demonstrate the innovative application and integration of tools for land-use planning and ecosystem management.
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership collaborated with C-CAP to obtain a more detailed and nationally standardized land cover product than originally planned fo...
C-CAP data were used to develop a decision-support framework and geospatial toolbox to prioritize wetland restoration efforts.
Benthic habitat data and imagery supported an ecosystem based management project in Humboldt Bay and restoration efforts in the Eel River Estuary.
With technical assistance from NOAA’s Coastal Change Analysis Program, the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership developed a classification tailored to the Lower Col...
ENOW helped researchers analyze the spatial overlap of ecosystem services, environmental stressors, and human uses to guide prioritization in project planning.
High-resolution elevation data were used to create inundation maps for various flood levels at river forecast locations.
MARCO uses NOAA’s participatory mapping process to develop regional data and products about recreational ocean uses.
C-CAP data helped identify priority urban forests, which enhance the health of coastal ecosystems and the resilience of coastal communities.
C-CAP and lidar data were used to model potential future growth and land cover change.
N-SPECT was used to estimate the amount of sediment transported to Pelekane Bay.
Data and technical assistance from C-CAP helped Wisconsin municipalities examine local land cover change and apply that knowledge to future planning decisions.
Washington State worked with C-CAP to improve wetland mapping and produce land cover data quickly and cost effectively.
High-resolution digital aerial imagery and topographic lidar support multiple applications throughout NOAA.
CanVis was used to give residents a clearer picture of how living shorelines look and function.
CanVis helped create photo simulations to help communicate the visual impacts of aquaculture.
Emergency managers have easy access to charts and graphs that assess a county’s exposure to flooding, dependence on the ocean, and wetland benefits.
The City of Ocean Springs used the Sea Level Rise Viewer to engage residents in land-use planning decisions to mitigate future flood hazards.
The Coastal Inundation Mapping training, Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk approach, and other NOAA resources aided New York partners in mapping and assessing ...
Data from the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer was used to assess vulnerability and provide recommendations at three publicly accessible waterfr...
OpenNSPECT helped identify potentially restorable wetlands in an effort to manage and control nonpoint source pollution.
American Samoa can better manage and monitor water quality and other issues with high-resolution hydrographic data derived from Digital Coast lidar data.
C-CAP data and OpenNSPECT were used to identify erosion prone-areas on Lana‘i Island.
Teachers used Digital Coast resources to educate local students on climate change
MarineCadastre.gov and Coastal Change Analysis Program land cover data are helping to inform ecosystem restoration planning in the Gulf of Mexico.
Over 40 years of environmental studies are now available to aid regulatory review, ocean planning, and ocean research in U.S. waters.
Automatic Identification System data from MarineCadastre.gov helped determine where changes to shipping lanes might help reduce ship strikes on whales.
CanVis was used to illustrate the visual impact of high-rise condominium developments on scenic water vistas.
Federal partnership produces better land cover maps for the conservation community on Guam.
A task force helped local constituents share ideas on flood reduction, visualize how to reduce flood-related impacts, and create a plan to implement green infrast...
California created a series of authoritative maps using MarineCadastre.gov.
An interactive ocean planning map helps stakeholders better understand the impacts of offshore renewable energy
NOAA data helped in the development of a tool to simplify comprehensive flood risk data for home buyers.
Data from the Sea Level Rise Viewer helped in the development of policies and programs to address sea level rise.
Lidar data modeling reveals clues about how American Samoan culture responded to environmental change and managed its resources over the past 2,700 years.
NOAA Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts data helped perform an inundation vulnerability assessment in Massachusetts.
Partners used the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model and Habitat Priority Planner to identify priority lands to conserve as sea level rises.
Lidar data replaced existing field-based methods used to measure bluff recession rates.
Coastal lidar and aerial photography made it possible to create a diked-land vulnerability inventory to help Oregon prepare for sea-level rise.
Participatory mapping methods were used to characterize ocean activities to help manage conflicts arising from multiple ocean uses and resulting threats to the ec...
The MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer enhanced communication in the development of “Wind Energy Areas.”
This tool brings together partners to improve coastal resilience by applying a unified process and standard methods.
The Land Cover Atlas is used to illustrate watershed conditions to developers to aid in making recommendations for water management.
The NJ Flood Mapper has been widely adopted in Sandy’s aftermath to assess coastal vulnerability and plan for resilience.
The Sea Level Rise Viewer and C-CAP data aided the development of coastal flooding maps that present local communities with inundation scenarios.
Maps created using lidar-derived elevation data engage stakeholders and illustrate future impacts of tidal flooding caused by sea level rise.
Planning commissioners used CanVis to help visualize the benefits of a passive public park.
Lidar data were used to generate maps showing the possible impacts of inundation using three different sea level rise scenarios.