Socioeconomics impacts of Sea-level Rise and tools for identification and assessment through Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models

08-16-2021 09:29 PM
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This week's Tool Time session focuses on the socio-economic effects sea-level rise will have on our communities and the methods and tools that can be used to identify and assess the social and economic outcomes of projects in the Gulf. We are excited to participate in this session with Carey Schafer &  Renee Collini from PLACE: SLR (Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea-Level Rise) and Rachel Karasik representing the Harte Research Institute, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, The Nature Conserva....

When evaluating potential impacts from sea-level rise and addressing them, it makes sense to look at them geographically.  This week our presenter, Keith VanGraafeiland, shared the High Tide Flooding app during his presentation.  Here you can click on a location in the map and see a projection of how many days this location experience high tide flooding from today through the year 2100.  Read Keith's blog to learn more about the data used to create this app and how apps like this can be used to inform others.

Below is a list of additional resources on the topic of sea-level rise and its impacts.

Flooding expected to worsen – a story by Keith VanGraafeiland  

High tide flooding will have the most impact on six states across the U.S. over the next ten years. Most vulnerable areas include the Gulf States of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, followed by the Atlantic States of New Jersey, Virginia, and New York. These states contain the top ten locations in the U.S. that will be most impacted by flooding. View this story map to learn more.


Coastal Flooding and Social Vulnerability Map

Interact with this map and data to see the flooding projection scenarios.

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Coastal Flooding - rising seas, more flooding ArcGIS Blog

In this blog, we talk about how various groups worked together to share data and models to create data products that can keep us informed of future impacts caused by flooding.


Coastal Flooding Story Map  

NOAA/NOS, Old Dominion University, and Esri worked together to share data and modeling projections of future impacts a community will see due to sea-level rise. This story map walks you through the analysis and results they found and what other communities can do to increase their understanding of impacts and build a plan of action.

We would love to hear your thoughts, the projects you are working on, or any questions you may have.  Leave a comment below to get the conversation started.

We look forward to seeing you at next week's GOMA Tool Time session, Habitat and Species Data Management, on August 24th.