Coastal Flooding Webinar

January 2, 2015

Webinar: Tools to help visualize and respond to Coastal Flooding

Friday, February 13, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

 Presented by:

Jamie Carter, Senior 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)

 Hosted by:

Municipal Planning Assistance Program  Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

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 free 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

 Pre-registration is required.

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Register here for the webinar

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Ruta Dzenis, Senior Planner

ruta.dzenis@maine.gov

207.287.2851

Municipal Planning Assistance Program

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry