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Adapting to Sea Level Rise in Miami-Dade County, Florida

County departments identify specific actions to adapt to climate change through the Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk training.

Advancing Restoration in the Great Lakes Region

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 Collaboration Strategy.

Analyzing Sedimentation Processes to Guide Conservation in Oregon

C-CAP data helped in the development of a conservation plan for the Yaquina watershed.

Analyzing the Impacts of Hurricane Katrina on Forest Ecosystem Services

C-CAP data and additional land cover analysis highlight the loss of forests and related ecosystem services following Hurricane Katrina.

Assessing and Managing Prop Scar Damage to Seagrass in Texas

High-resolution imagery was used to assess and monitor the effect of boating activity on seagrass meadows in Redfish Bay.

Assessing Beach and Dune Susceptibility in Coastal New Jersey

The Beach-Dune Susceptibility Assessment uses lidar and aerial imagery data to develop a vulnerability rating.

Assessing Climate Change and Coastal Hazards in Kauai

The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer illustrated informational pieces and their impact on resilience planning efforts, and it identified existing gaps in scientific data and planning information.

Assessing Fire Hazard Risk in Southern California

C-CAP data were used to produce additional land cover information to assess the risk of fire and the proximity to urban developments.

Assessing Hazard Vulnerability and Resilience in Coastal Communities of the Delaware Bay

New Jersey is engaging communities in hazard mitigation planning through the use of vulnerability assessment tools.

Assessing Hydrologic Processes to Mitigate Coral Reef Degradation in Hawaii

C-CAP data were analyzed using the Nonpoint Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool to understand hydrologic processes in the Hanalei Bay watershed.

Assessing Land-Based Threats to Coral Reef Habitats in Laolao Bay, CNMI

OpenNSPECT and the Habitat Priority Planner were used to assess land based threats and prioritize restoration areas.

Assessing Potential Hazard Risk in Tutuila, American Samoa

The Tutuila Hazard Assessment Tool was developed to facilitate the identification of potential multi-hazard risk areas for any location on the American Samoan island of Tutuila.

Assessing Seagrass Vulnerability along Florida`s Gulf Coast

The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer data helped local planners identify the impacts of shoreline armoring on seagrass habitats.

Assessing the Delaware River Basin Using Land Cover Information

C-CAP data were used in the assessment of water resource health and stability in the Delaware River basin.

Assessing the Impact of Impervious Surfaces on Water Resources in Southern California

C-CAP data were used to produce additional land cover information to assess the impact of impervious surface on water supply.

Assessing the Impacts of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana

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.

Eastern Shore Virginia

Assessing the Vulnerability of Transportation Infrastructure on the Eastern Shore

NOAA Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts data helped perform an inundation vulnerability assessment in Virginia.

Assessing Vulnerability Differences in Hawaii’s Tsunami Evacuation Zones

C-CAP data helped officials predict differences in tsunami risk across inundation zones.

Bringing Data and Tools to the Restoration Community at a National Conference

Partners unite to put the right Digital Coast data, tools, and training into the hands of communities working to restore vital estuary habitat

Building Community Resilience in Pennsylvania

The Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk framework helped integrate resilience to hazards and climate change into community planning efforts.

Building Community Resilience on Long Island, New York

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 hazards. 

Building Resilient Communities Using a Beachfront Vulnerability Index in South Carolina

The Beachfront Vulnerability Index helps communities become more resilient to storm surge and erosion.

Building Storm Ready and Resilient Communities in New Jersey

A research reserve adapted tools and maps to help communities build resilience.

Building Technical Capacity in Coastal Maine

GIS service centers were established to build the technical capacity of coastal land trusts.

Capturing Local Knowledge to Inform Coral Reef Management in Hawai’i

A participatory process was used to map coastal-use data to reduce anthropogenic threats to coral reefs.