Silver Jackets Newsletter
The latest Silver Jackets Newsletter, The Buzz (PDF, 5.78 MB), shares news from different agencies, state teams, and highlights the flood risk management training seminar held in Indianapolis, Indiana this past May.
Webinars & Presentations
SJ Webinar on NOAA Digital Coast Website
On September 13, 2018, Kristin Ransom presented a Silver Jackets webinar entitled: Digital Coast—More than Data.
Future flood reduction challenges are not static especially with the uncertainty around climate change and rising sea levels for coastal areas in particular.
The vast majority of property at risk in floodplains is along the coast: Houston, New Orleans, the Gulf, Miami, and up the eastern seaboard. These coastlines are densely developed. If the sea level rises 3-6 feet in the next 100 years, that is a game-changer for our ability to map future flood risk.
The Digital Coast website provides some of the necessary tools to help identify these risks. Data sets range from economic data to satellite imagery. The site contains visualization tools, predictive tools, and tools that make data easier to find and use.
Kristin Ransom is a Coastal Management Specialist with The Baldwin Group at the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and sits in their Gulf Coast Office. She works as a site liaison with the Coastal Zone Management Programs in the Gulf of Mexico and supports the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’s Coastal Training Programs. In her role at the Office for Coastal Management, Kristin works on a wide range of issues including coastal resilience, coastal planning, and public beach access.
The presentation (pdf, 1.56 MB), the recorded session (mp3, 10.0 MB) and a transcript (pdf, 205 KB) are available.
Date: September 13, 2018
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