Provides an introduction to CanVis software, a visualization tool used in project planning, policy making, and communication efforts

Climate Adaptation for Coastal Communities

Conveys information and practical skills for incorporating climate considerations into planning processes, and provides time in class to apply what is learned to individual issues

Coastal Community Planning and Development

Provides examples and strategies to implement alternative development principles in coastal communities

Coastal Inundation Mapping

Provides information on coastal inundation issues and teaches spatial techniques for mapping inundation

Coastal Planning Advisor

Provides customized guidance for twelve different coastal management issues

Coastal Restoration Project Design and Evaluation

Provides coastal restoration practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and tools to design and implement projects that have measurable impacts on a site

Deriving Shorelines from Lidar

Demonstrates how to convert lidar points to a tidal datum using the VDatum tool and extract a shoreline contour using ArcGIS

Fostering Behavior Change for Coastal Management: An Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing

Introduces participants to a basic approach to influence the way people interact with their environment

Georeferencing a Map or T-sheet

Steps the user through the process of georeferencing a map or T-sheet in ArcGIS by using an interactive simulation

Green Infrastructure Mapping Guide

Offers a GIS work plan, as well as a tutorial, examples, case studies, and templates

Habitat Priority Planner

Provides the knowledge and skills required to use this ArcGIS extension in conservation, restoration, and planning processes; instruction includes web-based and classroom training

Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience

Teaches green infrastructure concepts that support coastal resilience

Introduction to Lidar

Provides an introduction to the concepts of lidar data with application examples for the Pacific region

Managing Visitor Use in Coastal and Marine Protected Areas

Provides tools to identify and define unacceptable visitor use impacts to natural resources and visitor experiences

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Needs Assessment Guide

Provides an introduction to needs assessments and how to conduct one; instruction is Web-based and self-guided


Provides the knowledge and skills required to use the Open-source Nonpoint-Source Pollution and Erosion Comparison Tool (OpenNSPECT), a MapWindow GIS plug-in designed to investigate potential water quality impacts from land use and land cover changes

Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings

Increases participants’ ability to plan and facilitate meetings that minimize conflict and enhance problem solving

Planning for Meaningful Evaluation

Provides participants with an understanding of all elements of program and project evaluation so they are able to create comprehensive evaluation plans

Project Design and Evaluation

Provides the knowledge, skills, and tools to design and implement projects that have measurable impacts on a targeted audience

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Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk

Provides instruction and online resources for designing a community assessment and planning process that considers coastal risks and vulnerabilities, and identifies strategies for adaptation

Seven Best Practices for Risk Communication

Introduces participants to seven best practices, numerous techniques, and examples for how to more effectively communicate about coastal hazards

Understanding Map Projections, Datums, and Coordinate Systems

Provides an introduction to the concepts of these mapping elements with application examples for the Pacific region

Using Flood Exposure Maps

Provides instruction on creating local maps using the Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper and engaging stakeholders in discussions to improve community resilience to coastal flooding