Surging Seas Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central

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Climate Central now provides custom analysis and tool-building on coastal flooding and sea level rise risk, tailored to the specific needs of communities and companies across the United States and globally, and always grounded in peer-reviewed science.

Who do we work with?

If you are a municipal, county, state or government agency, we can identify how your key infrastructure or populations could be affected by current or future inundation. If you are a corporation, we can quantify the threat to your global branches, facilities, supply chain or other points of concern. If you are a consultant, we can contribute our specific expertise as part of a wide range of projects for your clients. If you are any of these, we can provide results in traditional spreadsheet and report formats, or through tailored interactive online tools.

How do we do it?

Our public web tool, Surging Seas Risk Finder  — already used by hundreds of planners and stakeholders who download maps and analysis for their work, from vulnerability and risk assessments to emergency preparedness efforts — analyzes diverse assets from multiple large federal datasets, compiling millions of results and building upon the research and algorithms we have developed and refined since 2010. Our custom work leverages the same efficient and powerful methods to analyze the data and scenarios that you need for your planning. We analyze your data and scenarios and tailor the output to your needs.

 

What analysis do we offer?

  • We can assess asset exposure for numerous scenarios and models
    • Water levels or scenarios you choose (inches, feet or meters)
    • Local sea and flood level projections by year
    • FEMA 100-year coastal floodplains augmented by sea level rise
  • We can assess exposure of massive numbers of assets under multiple sea level and coastal flood scenarios
    • Point features (e.g. addresses or latitude/longitude pairs) – how many schools, hospitals, homes, or other facilities are exposed?
    • Line data (e.g. roads) – what is the distance exposed?
    • Polygon data (e.g. areas or facility footprints) – what is the fraction exposed of each polygon?
    • Density data (e.g. population) – what is total exposure?
  • We can tabulate exposure within different jurisdictions, territories or any area that is meaningful to you.
  • We can provide interactive, mapped side-by-side visual comparisons of different scenarios, for internal or external communications
  • We are adept at analyzing very large datasets.
  • We can accept anonymized data to protect sensitive or proprietary information.
  • We can build a customized online tool to accesibly present the analysis you request: your own customized Risk Finder, from local to global scale.

What tools and other deliverables do we offer?

  • We can assess asset exposure for numerous scenarios and models
    • Water levels or scenarios you choose (inches, feet or meters)
    • Local sea and flood level projections by year
    • FEMA 100-year coastal floodplains augmented by sea level rise
  • We can assess exposure of massive numbers of assets under multiple sea level and coastal flood scenarios

Sample deliverables include:

  • Probability analysis of municipal buildings (or corporate facilities) for flood likelihood above base elevation, in different years and under different sea level rise scenarios
  • Maps showing the above analysis, color-coded for different rates of sea level rise and/or time period
  • Maps showing the effect of potential interventions, such as berms, levees or other flood control structures

Contact us to learn more: sealevel@climatecentral.org


 

 

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