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Abstract

Mozambique is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, in particular those of hydro-meteorological origin such as floods, drought and cyclones. Increases in both temperature and average precipitation due to climate change will exacerbate the already high incidence of extreme events in Mozambique. This will contribute to the uninterrupted sequence of drought and floods that Mozambique has suffered.

Canadian Extreme Water Level Adaptation Tool (CAN-EWLAT)

Location

Bedford Institute of Oceanography
1 Challenger Drive P.O. Box 1006
B2Y 4A2 Dartmouth
Canada
Tool Overview: 

Extreme water level along the marine coastline is a result of a combination of storm surge, tides, and ocean waves. Future projections of climate change in the marine environment indicate that rising sea level and declining sea ice will cause changes in extreme water levels, which will impact Canada's coastlines and the infrastructure in these areas. Understanding these changes is essential for developing adaptation strategies that can minimize the harmful effects that may result.

Sea Level Rise mobile app

Location

23507 Norfolk, VA
United States
36° 52' 2.7228" N, 76° 18' 52.2684" W
Tool Overview: 

Android and iPhone app that allows approved people to enter data on: 1) locations where they know flooding occurs and 2) map the outlines/extent of the flooding during flood events. Users can also associate photographs and text with data points entered. General public can view data points but data entry limited to users who have been approved, creating a data quality standard for the data.

NJ Flood Mapper

Location

08087 Tuckerton, NJ
United States
39° 36' 11.4264" N, 74° 20' 24.522" W
Tool Overview: 

This interactive mapping website was designed and created to provide a user-friendly visualization tool that will help get information into the hands of New Jersey communities who need to make decisions concerning flooding hazards and sea level rise. This website should be used to promote enhanced preparedness and land use planning decisions with considerations for possible future conditions. 

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Tool for Coastal Habitats (CCVATCH)

Location

United States
35° 46' 20.6544" N, 76° 53' 32.2872" W
Tool Overview: 

The Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Tool for Coastal Habitats (CCVATCH) is a decision support tool for land managers, decision-makers, and researchers that integrates local data and knowledge and current research with local/regional climate change predictions to provide an assessment of potential habitat vulnerabilities.

Abstract

Innovative and unique solutions are being devised throughout the national park system to adapt to climate change in coastal parks. The 24 case studies in this document describe efforts at national park units in a variety of settings to prepare for and respond to climate change impacts that can take the form of either an event or a trend. Examples of these impacts include increased storminess, sea level rise, shoreline erosion, melting sea ice and permafrost, ocean acidification, warming temperatures, groundwater inundation, precipitation, and drought.

Location

United States
38° 6' 41.2704" N, 75° 12' 19.9296" W
Author Name(s): 
Trish Kicklighter

Project Summary/Overview

Assateague Island National Seashore is developing a general management plan that addresses projected climate change impacts on resources and infrastructure. The plan must include a range of management tools for improving resource resiliency and repairing facilities that will be impacted by climate change and storms. 

Location

United States
37° 49' 31.1808" N, 122° 29' 55.536" W
Author Name(s): 
Jodi Eshleman and Kristen Ward

Project Summary/Overview

Golden Gate National Recreation Area is collaborating with local, state, and federal agencies to develop a long-term management strategy for Ocean Beach, where bluff erosion threatens natural and recreational resources, wastewater infrastructure, and a roadway (the Great Highway). Sea level rise and increased storminess are expected to increase the frequency of erosional events. 

Location

1698 Island Rd
28531 Harkers Island, NC
United States
34° 41' 10.122" N, 76° 31' 52.212" W
Author Name(s): 
Patrick Kenney

Project Summary/Overview

Cape Lookout National Seashore is regularly impacted by hurricanes and other storms. To improve park management, the park needed to develop a post-storm recovery plan to ensure wise fiscal decisions and management of public expectations for what facilities and services can be restored following these major events. 

Location

United States
30° 23' 37.6512" N, 86° 45' 51.0588" W
Author Name(s): 
Dan Brown

Project Summary/Overview

In Florida, the Fort Pickens Road within Gulf Islands National Seashore is regularly destroyed by storms, and repairs are expensive and time consuming. The park continues to reevaluate the local conditions and implement cost-effective, sustainable modes of visitor access to Fort Pickens beaches and the historic fort. 

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