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August 2017

Back to School Resources for Teachers and Coastal Managers

Also Noted
  • Serving Guam’s Conservation Community through Land Cover Partnerships
  • Building Storm-Ready and Resilient Communities
  • Social Coast Forum Is Back!
  • Course Targets Project Planning Skills
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July 2017

Digital Coast Data and Products Have you Covered!

Also Noted
  • Facilitating Data Collection for Multiple Uses
  • Providing Easy Access to Decades of Data
  • Guide Helps Communities Realize Full Potential of Floodplains
  • Prepare for Managing Visitor Use in the Off-Season
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June 2017

Natural Infrastructure Resources on the Digital Coast

Also Noted
  • Using Data to Build Better Beach Dunes
  • Survey Says…Training Works
  • Don’t Let a Diverting Dolphin Stop Your Meeting
  • Be a Part of Improving the Digital Coast Website
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May 2017

Get to Know your Regional Staff

Also Noted
  • Identifying Long-Term Vulnerabilities to Shallow Coastal Flooding
  • Assessing Ecosystem Indicators through the Latest Status Report
  • Digital Coast Partners Provide Resources to Achieve Community Rating System Credits
  • Learn to Create and Use Local Flood Maps
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April 2017

Dive into Coastal and Ocean Economics with NOAA’s Digital Coast

Also Noted
  • Mapping Ecosystem Services and Economic Data to Inform Restoration Priorities
  • Developing an Economic Baseline for Recreation and Tourism
  • NSGIC Executive Director Named Top Women in Technology in 2017
  • Get Your Community Up to Speed on Adaptation Planning
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March 2017

Celebrating 10 Years of NOAA's Digital Coast

Also Noted
  • Using Natural Infrastructure to Reduce Runoff and Protect Corals
  • Identifying Historical Wetland Habitat Changes
  • Communicate Risks Effectively, Inspire Risk-Wise Action
  • Guide Helps Communities Use Nature to Address Flooding
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February 2017

Love for All the Services that Ecosystems Provide

Also Noted
  • Evaluating Restoration Effectiveness to Reduce Runoff and Protect Corals
  • Establishing Baseline Habitat Conditions to Monitor Salmon Fishery Restoration
  • Living Shoreline Information Finds a Home Online
  • Smart Planning Incorporates Natural Infrastructure
  • Be a Part of Improving the Digital Coast Website
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January 2017

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions with NOAA's Digital Coast

Also Noted
  • Assessing Gaps in Wetland Information to Strengthen Resilience
  • Evaluating Restoration Effectiveness to Reduce Runoff and Protect Corals
  • HighResolution Land Cover Data
  • The Future of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
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December 2016

NOAA's Digital Coast Holiday Wish List

Also Noted
  • Understanding the Present by Studying the Past through Lidar
  • Planning for Future Flood Hazards
  • Early-Bird Registration Now Open for PRiMO 2017
  • Demonstrate Positive Project Impacts
  • Effectively Deal with Disruptive Behaviors
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November 2016

Thank You to All NOAA Digital Coast Partners

Also Noted
  • Producing New Watershed Data from Lidar Data
  • Assessing the Value of Nature’s Benefits
  • Tsunamis: Be Prepared and Stay Safe
  • Learn to Communicate Risk and Use Flood Exposure Maps from Home
  • Register for the Coastal GeoTools 2017 Conference
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October 2016

Resilience resources from NOAA's Digital Coast

Also Noted
  • Economic Data Used to Inform Restoration Priorities
  • Using Participatory Mapping Methods to Maintain a Safe and Healthy Lagoon
  • Virginia Sea Grant Creates a Coastal Storms Program Fellowship for MidAtlantic
  • Ocean Economics: U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
  • Be a Part of Improving the Digital Coast Website
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September 2016

Prepare Ahead of Time for Increased Resilience Later

Also Noted
  • Using the Land Cover Atlas to Protect Watershed Health from Development Effects
  • Examining Sea Level Rise Exposure for Future Populations
  • Submit Your Proposal for the National Adaptation Foru
  • Zillow Uses NOAA Data to Make Housing Market Predictions
  • Be a Part of Improving the Digital Coast Website
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August 2016

The redesigned Digital Coast Academy makes it easy

Also Noted
  • Visualizing Sea Level Rise to Engage Municipal Government Officials
  • Using the Coastal Resilience Tool to Identify Restoration Techniques
  • Save the Date: Coastal GeoTools
  • Green Infrastructure Resources
  • Learn to Communicate Weather and Climate Hazards Effectively
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July 2016

Our land cover products and data have you covered

Also Noted
  • Assessing River Basins Using Land Cover Information
  • Examining the Effects of Land Cover on Coral Reef Health
  • Smart Planning Incorporates Green Infrastructure
  • Open for Public Comment: Northeast’s First Draft Ocean Plan
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June 2016

The Digital Coast website is newly updated based on user feedback

Also Noted
  • Assessing Seagrass Vulnerability
  • Estimating the Economic Contributions of Working Waterfronts
  • Regional and Data Comparisons Are Easier with Ecological Standard
  • New Hampshire Releases Draft Climate Report
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May 2016

Our regional staff want to work in your community

Also Noted
  • Identifying Restorable Wetlands
  • Estimating the Economic Contributions of Working Waterfronts
  • The Most Recent County Data at your Fingertips
  • New Online Guide to the Community Resilience Building Workshop
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April 2016

Natural infrastructure provides a variety of benefits for your community

Also Noted
  • Supporting Wind Energy Development
  • Illustrating an Improved Community Streetscape
  • Don’t Let a Diverting Dolphin Stop Your Meeting
  • Summit 2016 Call for Proposals: Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice
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March 2016

Snowmelt Causes Flooding and Runoff Issues

Also Noted
  • Assessing the Vulnerability of Transportation Infrastructure
  • Identifying Environmental Concerns from Offshore Drilling
  • Educate the Public and Motivate Risk-Minimizing Action
  • Natural Solutions Help to Reduce Flood Risk
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February 2016

Digital Coast's Sea Level Rise and Lake Level Viewers

Also Noted
  • Protecting Corals by Prioritizing Land Conservation Efforts
  • Picturing Offshore Aquaculture
  • Natural Solutions Help to Reduce Flood Risk
  • New Version of Download Tool for Imagery Data
  • Learn to Create and Use Local Flood Maps
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January 2016

Coastal Management Fellowship Program Celebrating 20 Years

Also Noted
  • Advancing Community Resilience
  • Filling Data Gaps for Coastal Planning
  • Conference Season is Approaching
  • New Version of Download Tool for Imagery Data
  • New Aquaculture Simulation Library Supports Coastal Planning
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December 2015

Holiday Wish List

Also Noted
  • Evaluating Land Loss from Sea Level Rise
  • Assisting Climate Education
  • New Version of Download Tool for Imagery Data
  • New Topic Pages Added to the Digital Coast
  • Attend the Nation’s Largest Smart Growth and Sustainability Event
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November 2015

Giving Thanks to Our Partners

Also Noted
  • Evaluating Potential Impacts of Ocean Energy Projects
  • Informing Ocean Planning Efforts with Authoritative Data
  • Great Lakes Water-Dependent Economy Grew Faster Than Other Sectors in 2012
  • Prepare for Managing Visitor Use in the Off-Season
  • Keep Up on the Current Coastal Management Fellows
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October 2015

Brilliance Through Resilience

Also Noted
  • Understanding Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise
  • Building Community Resilience
  • Applying Coastal Resilience to New Jersey’s Shores
  • Using Flood Exposure Maps Training
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September 2015

Hurricane Prep Under Our Umbrella

Also Noted
  • Examining Historical Imagery to Identify Sediment Sources
  • Consolidating Data Sets to Simplify Climate Risk Communication
  • Submit an Abstract to Be a Part of Social Coast Forum 2016
  • New Tool Alert: NACo County Explorer
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August 2015

Head back to school with the Digital Coast

Also Noted
  • Building Storm-Ready and Resilient Communities
  • Examining the Effects of Land Cover on Coral Reef Health
  • Learn about Coastal Hazard and Resilience Tools
  • What’s the Return on Investment of the Digital Coast?
  • Introducing the New Coastal Management Fellows
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July 2015

The Digital Coast Has You Covered

Also Noted
  • Incorporating Sea Level Rise Data into Hazard Mitigation Maps
  • Expanding Land Cover Change Visualization to the Entire Nation
  • Search by Topic ─ Find the Data and Tools You Need
  • Where in the World Is That Hazard?
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June 2015

The Ocean and Great Lakes Economy

Also Noted
  • Examining Flood Exposure Data
  • Developing a Baseline for Recreation and Tourism
  • Incorporate Green Infrastructure into GIS Projects
  • “Be Current Smart” in the Great Lakes this Summer
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May 2015

Green is the New Gray Infrastructure

Also Noted
  • Assessing Beach and Dune Susceptibility
  • Analyzing Impacts of Impervious Surface on Water Resources
  • Standardize Benthic Data Sets Easily
  • How to Value a Community’s Beaches
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April 2015

April is tsunami awareness month in Hawaii

Also Noted
  • Estimating the Economic Contribution of a Working Waterfront
  • Sharing Green Infrastructure Solutions with Residents and Businesses
  • Viewing Ocean Data Has Never Been Easier
  • New Case Studies Show How the U.S. is Prepping for Climate Change
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March 2015

Resilience: The Ball is in Your Court

Also Noted
  • Partnering to Develop High Quality Land Cover Products
  • Understand Local Flooding Issues and Potential Solutions
  • Explore Past Hurricane Tracks and Information – Now Easier Than Ever
  • GeoTools Registration Is Still Open!
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February 2015

February is National Estuaries Month

Also Noted
  • Mapping the Ocean’s Recreational Uses
  • Visualizing Local Sea Level Rise Scenarios
  • Want to Make Sure your Project Rocks?
  • New Interactive Storm Surge Inundation Map
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January 2015

Storm Surge: It's Not Just from Hurricanes

Also Noted
  • Register for the Coastal GeoTools Conference
  • Identifying Energy Infrastructure at Risk from Sea Level Rise
  • Ensuring Safe Anchoring with Vessel Traffic Data in Florida
  • Calling all Visual Learners
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December 2014

Coastal GeoTools 2015 Conference

Also Noted
  • Characterizing Fish Habitat within the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Waters
  • Using Lidar to Plan for Sea Level Rise in Oregon
  • U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit Now Live
  • See Ecosystem Services in Action
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November 2014

New Tools and Information for Digital Coast

Also Noted
  • Mapping Ecosystem Habitats along the Lower Columbia River
  • Assessing Climate Change and Coastal Hazards in Kaua‘i
  • Hot Off the Press: Workbook for Climate Change Preparation
  • Insights into Coastal Management Needs
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October 2014

Two Offices are Joining Forces for Coastal Management

Also Noted
  • Leveraging Partnerships to Fulfill Multiple Land Cover Data Needs
  • Prioritizing Wetland Restoration Efforts in Wisconsin
  • Coastal Defense App Wins Esri Global Disaster Resilience Challenge
  • Want Help Writing a Strategic Plan?
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September 2014

Build Resilience with the Digital Coast

Also Noted
  • Communicating Flooding Risks around the Great Lakes
  • Locating and Assessing Western Lake Erie’s Restorable Wetlands
  • If a Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, How Much is a Map Worth?
  • Submit Your GeoTools Abstract
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August 2014

Back to School for Coastal Managers

Also Noted
  • Providing Climate Education Aids for a Changing Chesapeake Bay
  • Identifying Restorable Wetlands in Ohio
  • Updated Elevation Inventory Data Now Available
  • Save the Date: Coastal GeoTools is Back!
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July 2014

CCAP Land Cover Atlas Updates

Also Noted
  • Assessing Seagrass Vulnerability along Florida’s Gulf Coast
  • Planning for Resilient Coastal Communities in New York
  • Put Adaptation Principles into Practice with New Guide
  • So Much to Discover in the GeoZone Blog
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June 2014

Hurricane Preparedness

Also Noted
  • Creating a Customized Sea Level Rise Viewer to Assist Planners in Florida
  • Informing Ocean Planning Efforts with Authoritative Data
  • Registration Open for Summit 14
  • New Look, Same Great Data on MarineCadastre.gov
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May 2014

Sea Level Rise Viewer Expanded

Also Noted
  • Visualizing Coastal Flooding Vulnerabilities to Plan for Resilience in New Jersey
  • Providing Easily Accessible Maps to Aid Ecosystem Restoration in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Learn About Vessel Tracking in our Upcoming Webinar
  • Newsletter Focuses on Coastal Counties
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April 2014

Tsunami Awareness

Also Noted
  • Determining Exposure Sensitivity to Tsunami Hazards in Oregon
  • Creating Fisheries Regulatory Boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico
  • New Needs Assessment Guide
  • Hawaii Tsunami Information Delivered to Your Phone
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March 2014

Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW)

Also Noted
  • Conveying the Visual Impacts of Small Docks and Piers in Massachusetts
  • Partnering to Map Oceans and Coasts for Multiple Needs in North Carolina
  • So Many Trainings, So Little Time
  • Better Data Required: The Economics of Extreme Weather
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February 2014

3-D Ocean Mapping

Also Noted
  • Reducing Whale Fatalities on the California Coast
  • Increasing Resilience in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Stay Up-to-Date on Digital Coast Data
  • Coastal Colleagues Holistic Coasts: A Summary from the National Flood Policy Forum
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January 2014

Social Coast Forum 2014

Also Noted
  • Planning for Sea Level Rise Adaptation at the Site Scale in New Jersey
  • Examining Flood Exposure Data along the Mississippi and Louisiana Coasts
  • New Look for the Digital Coast Website
  • Register Now for the NACo Legislative Conference
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