Coastal Change Hazards Portal

Created: 7/31/2017 - Updated: 7/04/2018

Overview

The USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal allows users to explore and interact with data, models, and tools related to three primary coastal hazard categories: severe storms, shoreline change, and sea level rise. The portal hosts an on online visualization tool for all three hazard categories, and users can download all source data, publications, and relevant resources for external use. In addition, users can group data and resources from different hazard areas to explore synergistic interactions of different coastal hazards. By providing post-storm analyses and scenario-based projections of storm impacts, documented changes and trends in shoreline change, and two separate sea level rise/shoreline change vulnerability analyses, the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal provides easily accessible, actionable information that can be used by decision-makers at a variety of levels to enhance adaptation, planning and preparedness activities in coastal regions.

Phase of Adaptation: Awareness, Assessment, Planning

Audience

Regional/state/local authorities, planners, policymakers, natural resource managers

Contact

U.S. Geological Survey

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

Keywords

Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Type of Tool: 
Visualization
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Coastal
Aquatic
Estuarine
Wetland
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Create or modify shoreline management measures
Develop disaster preparedness plans and policies