Coastal Flooding in Maine
The Municipal Planning Assistance Program of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry invites you to attend a free webinar.
Tools to help visualize and respond to Coastal Flooding in Maine
NEW DATE: February 13, 2015 (formerly Feb 6) - 1:00 to 2:30 PM (EST)
Jamie Carter, Sr. Remote Sensing Analyst, The Baldwin Group, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Lauren Long, Coastal Conservation Specialist, The Baldwin Group, Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Coastal communities face a variety of threats from natural hazards and climate change. Understanding and identifying the risks and vulnerabilities from these threats can be performed using publicly available data and tools. This webinar will highlight resources that help communities visualize coastal flooding scenarios, characterize their exposure to current and future flooding, and encourage public participation in the planning process. Presenters will also describe green infrastructure approaches that help reduce flood hazard impacts, and will discuss associated costs and benefits. Data, tools, and other resources from NOAA’s website the Digital Coast will be presented, and participants will have ample opportunity to engage the speakers.
In this webinar, participants will:
- Learn how to access and navigate NOAA’s Digital Coast
- Explore the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer
- Explore the Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper
- Discover green infrastructure costs and benefits
Presentation: 60 minutes
Discussion: 30 minutes
Registration information will be posted at http://maine.gov/dacf/municipalplanning/technical/webinars.shtml