More Than Just Data

The Digital Coast Partnership includes the American Planning Association, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Coastal States Organization, National Association of Counties, National Estuarine Research Reserve Association, National States Geographic Information Council, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, The Nature Conservancy, and Urban Land Institute.

The Digital Coast was developed to meet the unique needs of the coastal management community. The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources, all of which are vetted by NOAA.

Data sets range from economic data to satellite imagery. The site contains visualization tools, predictive tools, and tools that make data easier to find and use. Training courses are available online or can be brought to the user’s location. Information is also organized by topic—the top picks from the site, for instance, that relate to green infrastructure or climate adaptation.

What makes the site successful? The targeted audience—the coastal management community. Content on the site comes from many sources, but being relevant to this audience is the requirement. The Digital Coast Partnership helps ensure this relevance, as this group provides user insight and feedback.

The Digital Coast is managed by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management and was first released in 2007. Get the handout to learn more.

Tips for First-Time Users

See what others are saying about the Digital Coast: National Association of Counties publication touts the benefits of this information resource.

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