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Planning resources to improve resilience in your county (CM Approved | 1.5)

March 28, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“Challenging” might be the best way to describe the average workday for many county planners along the U.S. coast and Great Lakes. Quite a few counties continue to add residents and development at a time when planners are striving to safeguard natural resources and area economies, prepare for intensified natural hazards, and adapt to climate change impacts such as sea level rise. Planners are finding these challenges a bit easier to tackle with the online Digital Coast, which hosts free data along with the training and tools needed to turn that data into useful information. The inundation mapping data and tools are helping them address flood frequency issues and lidar data sets help with shoreline mapping, beach restoration, and documenting the ‘footprints’ of beachfront buildings—important information to know if a future storm causes heavy damage. And a member of a township planning commission in Menominee County, Michigan, is a fan of C-CAP data because the knowledge they have learned about their grasslands, open lands, vegetation, and forests, will benefit the development of their master plan. Both the American Planning Association and the National Association of Counties are partners in the Digital Coast effort, which is led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). During the webinar easily accessible web-based products will be discussed as well as case studies of how they have been applied. From this webinar participants will learn about C-CAP land cover data, the Coastal County Snapshot, Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) data, Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer, and the Historical Hurricane Tracks website. During the webinar easily accessible web-based products will be discussed as well as case studies of how they have been applied. From this webinar participants will learn about C-CAP land cover data, the Coastal County Snapshot, Economics: National Ocean Watch (ENOW) data, Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer, and the Historical Hurricane Tracks web.

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Details

Date:
March 28, 2014
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Organizer

APA – County Planning Division

Venue

Online Webinar
United States + Google Map