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'Digital Coast' Connects Planners and Data for Coastal Resilience

A new resource created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in partnership with the APA makes it easier for planners to access the data necessary to plan for climate adaptation, sea level rise, and other forms of coastal resilience.
August 13, 2015, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has created a resource called Digital Coast, which "hosts freely available data on coastal hazards, along with a lot of site-specific local data, as well as the training, tools, and resources needed to turn these data into useful information," according to a post on the APA Policy News blog.

"Developed by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, with support from partnership organizations such as the APA, the Digital Coast is an enabling platform that assists users in analyzing coastal vulnerability, simulating projections of impacts, creating publishable visualizations and “snapshots” of potential future scenarios, and more. Digital Coast tools and data that are directly focused on climate adaptation and hazard planning include the Sea Level Rise Viewer, the Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper, and high resolution elevation datasets (derived from Light Detection and Ranging, or LiDAR)."

The article includes more insight into the resources provided by Digital Coast and other partnerships with NOAA and APA divisions.

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Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in APA Policy News
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