This information was just put out by Lauren Long - Coastal Conservation Specialist, NOAA Office for Coastal Management
"Interactive tools, such as CanVis and the Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper, allow coastal managers to assess vulnerabilities and visualize natural infrastructure ideas. Additionally, a suite of training products is available to guide communities throughout the planning process; the instructor-led Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience covers fundamental concepts and practices, while the six-step publication, “A Guide to Assessing Green Infrastructure Costs and Benefits for Flood Reduction,” provides a practical approach to understanding the costs associated with this type of planning.
Natural infrastructure techniques have proven advantages, but the process can seem daunting. Instead of getting overwhelmed, use these Digital Coast resources to guide your efforts. You can find examples of communities that have benefited from our tools and training online."
Digital Coast Stories and ImpactsData and Tools in Action
Using Data to Build Better Beach Dunes
Altered dune systems diminish coastal defense, making coastal communities extremely vulnerable to “nor’easters.” Using NOAA data to analyze the beachfront can help communities assess a dune’s effectiveness as a storm surge barrier and, in turn, plan accordingly. That’s exactly what these New Jersey communities did.
Survey Says…Training Works
Graduates of the Digital Coast Academy—the training resources available on the Digital Coast—have been known to make a difference. Throughout the country, they have used skills they learned to build better coastal communities. In fact, a recent survey revealed that the overwhelming majority of respondents said they gained knowledge and skills that they would apply in their jobs. Read more about the survey results and success stories, and visit the Digital Coast Academy to create a success story of your own.
Don’t Let a Diverting Dolphin Stop Your Meeting
There’s nothing worse than making progress in a meeting only to have it stopped short by a dominating personality or constant complainer. Learn how to handle these situations with NOAA’s Dealing with Disruptive Behaviors mobile tool. Get tips to help prepare for any type of situation.
Be a Part of Improving the Digital Coast Website
The Digital Coast was just revamped, but we never stop trying to improve. Help us assess changes to the site. Contact us if you would like to participate in our usability testing.
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