Mapping and Visualizing Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts

Mapping and Visualizing Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts

This webinar is courtesy of the EBM Tools Network. It originally aired on Tuesday, January 15, 2013.

Webinar on Mapping and Visualizing Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts by Doug Marcy of NOAA Coastal Services Center. It is one thing to have a discussion or write about a one- or two-foot rise in the ocean surface and the potential impacts to a local community, and it is another to show someone a map, highlighting the areas that will potentially be impacted. The ability to visualize the potential height and inland extent of water gives us a better understanding of the corresponding impacts and consequences. Over the past several years, the lessons learned from investigating pilot sea level change mapping applications have led to the development of a next generation sea level rise and coastal flooding viewer. This presentation will provide a brief history of previous sea level change visualization pilots and a detailed discussion of new methods, featuring a demonstration of the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer. In this webinar, participants will learn about: 1) the benefits of providing interactive maps online for visualizing inundation risks and potential impacts; 2) new mapping techniques that incorporate high-resolution data sources; and 3) the methods used to develop the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer, its current status, and plans for expanding the tool to the rest of the coastal U.S. Learn more about the Viewer at csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slrviewer.

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