Digital Coast Saves U.S. Taypayer $50,000

The Department of Energy found it made economic sense to use Digital Coast data for a study on sea level rise impacts to energy infrastructure.

The U.S. Department of Energy says using Digital Coast data, specifically data from a NOAA tool (the Sea Level Rise Viewer) and historical tidal data, saved taxpayers $50,000 in projected costs for data acquisition in a study on the effect of sea level rise on energy infrastructure in Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City. This example shows how organizations use Digital Coast resources to improve coastal studies while trimming costs and worker hours. (2017)

More Information: Effect of Sea Level Rise on Energy Infrastructure in Four Major Metropolitan Areas

Partners: Federal Emergency Management Agency, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, U.S. Department of Energy