Internet Hazard Tools and Applications
The NOAA Pacific Services Center works with local partners and agencies to develop Internet applications to assist with natural hazard-related planning and permitting, community awareness and outreach, and disaster response.
Hazard Assessment Tool
The Hazard Assessment Tool (HAT) is a template for creating Internet mapping applications using hazards-related data and supporting base data to provide users with site-specific hazard assessments.
For more information on the HAT template, visit www.csc.noaa.gov/hat/.
The HAT template has been used to create two applications in the Pacific Islands region: Kaua`i, Hawai`i, and Tutuila, American Samoa.
Hawai`i Flood Response Tool
The Hawai`i Flood Response Tool is an ongoing project to develop a geographic information system (GIS)-based application to provide enhanced flood response in Hawai`i. The application will centralize access to diverse weather and stream flow data from various locations and sources to allow for timely analysis and response.
For more information on the Hawai`i Flood Response Tool, contact email@example.com.
Hazard Education and Awareness Tool
The Hazard Education and Awareness Tool (HEAT) is a Google Maps-based software template for delivering information about coastal hazards to the public.
For more information on HEAT, visit www.csc.noaa.gov/psc/riskmgmt/HEAT.html/.
Visit the Hawai`i Tsunami Hazard Information Service to see how HEAT is being applied in Hawai`i: www.csc.noaa.gov/psc/riskmgmt/tsunami.html.