One of the strengths of the Coastal Storms Program is the coming together of various organizations to create new solutions for a region’s storm-related issues. Often these solutions are applicable to other coastal communities, especially coastal managers, which is the case with the tools listed below.
The Digital Coast provides the tools, training, information, and data that are most needed by coastal resource management professionals.
Tools within the Digital Coast that can help communities with coastal storms:
- Coastal Inundation Toolkit: A step-by-step process for assessing, visualizing, and communicating inundation hazards.
- Coastal County Snapshots: Provides a quick look at community risk in the flood zone.
- Storm Data Resource Guide: Highlights weather-related resources organized into the categories of before, during, and after a storm.
- Storm Mapping Tutorial: Leads users through the process of using weather data in a GIS.
- Historical Hurricane Tool: Interactive mapping application that allows users to query storms by storm name, zip code, city, state, geographic region, or latitude/longitude coordinates.
NOAA's nowCOAST is a GIS-based Web mapping portal providing integrated, one-stop access to online, real-time coastal environmental observations and NOAA forecasts for any region in the coastal United States. NowCOAST provides users with displays of the latest surface weather and ocean observations, satellite cloud imagery, weather radar reflectivity mosaics, sea surface temperature analyses, and gridded forecasts.
StormSmart Coasts is a Web-based resource that helps states and coastal communities address the challenges in the coastal zones related to storms, floods, sea-level rise and climate change. StormSmart Connect was developed to help make it easier for coastal decision makers to work together.
Coastal Climate Adaptation website offers climate adaptation resources at the state and local levels.