University of Wisconsin Land Information and Computer Graphics Facility, Wisconsin Sea GrantProduced by the University of Wisconsin Land Information & Computer Graphics Facility and the Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, the building setback calculator and the stable slope angle calculator are web-based tools intended to inform users who are making decisions in regards to the development or purchase of property along the bluff top.
NOAA Coastal Service Center, USDA National Agroforestry Center
CanVis is a visualization program used to "see" potential impacts from coastal development or lake level changes. Users can download background pictures and insert the objects (hotel, house, marina, or other objects) of their choosing. The software is used by municipalities to brainstorm new ideas and policies, undertake project planning, and make presentations.
USDA Forest ServiceThe Climate Change Atlas documents the current and possible future distribution of 134 tree species and 147 bird species in the Eastern United States.
US Evironmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
This risk assessment tool allows water utilities to evaluate potential impacts of climate change. You can also identify adaptation options to address impacts using both traditional risk assessment and scenario-based methods. CREAT provides:
The Nature Conservancy
Developed through collaboration between The Nature Conservancy, The University of Washington, and The University of Southern Mississippi, the Climate Wizard enables technical and non-technical audiences alike to easily and intuitively access leading climate change information and visualize the impacts anywhere on Earth.
NOAA Office for Coastal ManagementConceptualized and managed by NOAA-OCM, this web-based resource is meant to help build a network of practioners at any echelon of government who work on coastal and climate related issues, by providing them with a venue for discussion and knowledge sharing.
NOAA Coastal Service Center
Coastal County Snapshots turn complex data into easy-to-understand stories, complete with charts and graphs. Users select a coastal county of interest and the website does the rest, providing information that can help communities become more resilient to coastal hazards.
NOAA Office for Coastal ManagementTargeted towards local government planning and decision-making, the NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (NOAA-OCM) has designed the Coastal Planning Advisor to encourage collaborative process design and connect decision makers to the resources necessary to make informed choices.
The Nature ConservancyThe Coastal Resilience mapping tool is a unique interactive decision support tool that explores future flooding scenarios caused by sea level rise and storm surge for Long Island and Connecticut coastal areas.
NOAA Office for Coastal ManagementAs a part of the Digital Coast initiative, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management has produced a brief video series to help unmask the oftentimes-confusing discussion of formal economic principles and reveal the common sense hidden beneath the jargon. Topics covered include: externalities, value, and economic indicators.