Sea Level Rise mobile app

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.

Pacific Climate Futures

Tool Overview: 

Pacific Climate Futures Version 2.0 is a free web-based climate impacts decision-support tool developed initially by the Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP) and further refined by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) Science Program.

LANDFIRE

Tool Overview: 

LANDFIRE is a collaboration between the USDA Forest Service, the Department of the Interior, and The Nature Conservancy to produce seamless national mapping products that inform conservation and land management. It comprises a collection of data, ecological models and tools representing vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics for the United States and insular islands.

Plan or React? Analysis of Adaptation Costs and Benefits Using Integrated Assessment Models

Financing for adaptation is a core element in the ongoing international negotiations on climate change. This has motivated a number of recent global estimates of adaptation costs. While important from an agenda setting perspective, many of these estimates nevertheless have a number of limitations. They are typically static (i.e. estimated for one specific year), do not differentiate between investments in various types of adaptation or quantify the resulting benefits, and are delinked from policies and investments in greenhouse gas mitigation.

NEclimateUS.org

Tool Overview: 

NEclimateUS.org (a.k.a. 'NExUS') is a searchable online database that provides a gateway to climate information for the Eastern US, Atlantic Canada and the maritime region known as the Northwest Atlantic.

NExUS summarizes available data, tools, plans and reports; climate-related organizations; ongoing projects; and needs for climate information identified largely in publications. This search tool for regional climate information seeks to foster collaborative opportunities for climate-related work in the Eastern US and Atlantic Canada.

Progress and Challenges in Urban Climate Adaptation Planning

Cities around the world are increasingly aware of the need to prepare for greater variability in temperature, precipitation and natural disasters expected to take place as a result of global climate change. In recent years, numerous reports and manuals have been written and networks formed to offer guidance and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. However, since systematic studies have not been conducted, the information and methods being disseminated often are based on the efforts of a limited number of cities and wisdom drawn from experience in other domains.