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Webinar: Improving climate-adaptation planning for coastal communities: local planning informed by regional hazard exposure analysis
Wednesday, 08 February 2017, 3:30
Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 3:30 PM. Webinar: Improving climate-adaptation planning for coastal communities: local planning informed by regional hazard exposure analysis. Nate Wood, U.S. Geological Survey Western Geographic Science Center; Taj Schottland, National Wildlife Federation. Sponsored by Northeast Climate Science Center. More information here.
The presentation will summarize (a) efforts of the National Wildlife Federation to support community-based, climate adaptation planning in the Great Marsh Region, MA, and (b) a complementary U.S. Geological Survey analysis of community exposure in this area to coastal-inundation hazards associated with sea level rise and storm scenarios. Community exposure was characterized by integrating GIS data representing land cover, populations, economic assets, critical facilities, and infrastructure with coastal-hazard zones from the Woods Hole Group that estimate inundation extents and water depth for three time periods.