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1 Sheltering Communities from Coastal Storms NOAA Coastal Storms Program Sheltering Communities from Coastal Storms NOAA Coastal Storms Program Coastal Storms Program

2 Mission Harness and leverage NOAA and community resources to reduce the adverse effects of coastal storms. Coastal Storms Program

3 Background Created in 2001 by a cross NOAA team NOAA wide effort Local leadership working with NOAA resources Addresses specific local needs Pilot projects Coastal Storms Program

4 Coastal Storms Program 4 Pilot Regions 1) St. Johns River, FL (Jacksonville) Why? Hurricanes Flooding/winds 2) Pacific Northwest (Columbia River) Why? Pacific Storms Fish Habitat Impacts 3) Southern California (Bight Region) Why? Pacific Storms Flooding and Runoff 4) Gulf of Mexico (Alabama/Mississippi) Why? Hurricanes Coastal Inundation

5 Alabama/Mississippi Coast Small, easily defined area Clear local needs Strong collaborative potential Small, easily defined area Clear local needs Strong collaborative potential Coastal Storms Program

6 Primary Goals Prevent loss of life and property Lessen economic impacts on communities and business Sustain the natural environment Prevent loss of life and property Lessen economic impacts on communities and business Sustain the natural environment Coastal Storms Program

7 Pilot Organization Identify region Local outreach lead Kick-off meeting to identify needs Assign need to NOAA team for development Create local partnerships Develop/deploy/conduct project Wrap-up meeting/training Identify region Local outreach lead Kick-off meeting to identify needs Assign need to NOAA team for development Create local partnerships Develop/deploy/conduct project Wrap-up meeting/training

8 Florida Pilot Began in First CSP Pilot St. Johns River Watershed Products completed in 2004 Wrap-up meeting held January 2005 Coastal Storms Program

9 Florida Pilot Project Products Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Tool Ecological Assessment of Storm Impacts Shallow Water Bathymetry St. Johns River Circulation Model Inland Flood Evacuation Planning and Response Tool Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Tool Ecological Assessment of Storm Impacts Shallow Water Bathymetry St. Johns River Circulation Model Inland Flood Evacuation Planning and Response Tool Improved Prediction of Coastal Winds, Waves, and Flooding Improved Oceanographic and Meteorological Observations Outreach and Extension Data Access and Standards Coastal Storms Program

10 Access to risk and vulnerability data Interactive mapping application Web site describes risk and vulnerability assessment process Public education module Access to risk and vulnerability data Interactive mapping application Web site describes risk and vulnerability assessment process Public education module Florida Pilot Projects Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Tool Enhancing hazard response, recovery, and mitigation planning through: Coastal Storms Program

11 Pacific Northwest Pilot Began in 2003 Location: coastal border between Washington and Oregon Products completed in early 2007 Pat Corcoran is the local lead (Oregon Sea Grant) Coastal Storms Program

12 Pacific Northwest Pilot Project Products Columbia River Circulation Model Improved Oceanographic and Meteorological Observations Ecological Assessment of Storm Impacts Columbia River Circulation Model Improved Oceanographic and Meteorological Observations Ecological Assessment of Storm Impacts Improved Prediction of Coastal Waves On-Line Coastal Inundation Tool Outreach and Extension Coastal Storms Program

13 Produced an expanded ecotoxicology database containing > 500 chemicals and made this available online Evaluated the toxicological impacts of pesticides, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons on salmon and marine fish Modeled contaminant loading following different storm intensities Monitored the stormwater related die- offs of adult salmon returning to spawn in restored urban streams Produced an Internet Mapping Site to display geographic locations most likely to be impacted by polluted stormwater runoff Produced an expanded ecotoxicology database containing > 500 chemicals and made this available online Evaluated the toxicological impacts of pesticides, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons on salmon and marine fish Modeled contaminant loading following different storm intensities Monitored the stormwater related die- offs of adult salmon returning to spawn in restored urban streams Produced an Internet Mapping Site to display geographic locations most likely to be impacted by polluted stormwater runoff Ecological Assessment Pacific Northwest Pilot Projects Ecological Assessment Coastal Storms Program

14 Southern California Began in 2005 Location: Southern California Bight Products nearing completion Coastal Storms Program

15 Southern California Pilot Project Products Improved Oceanographic and Meteorological Observations Precipitation Atlas VDatum and Topo/Bathy Ecological Assessment Decision Support Tools Portal Outreach and Extension Improved Oceanographic and Meteorological Observations Precipitation Atlas VDatum and Topo/Bathy Ecological Assessment Decision Support Tools Portal Outreach and Extension Coastal Storms Program

16 VDatum, a vertical datum transformation tool, will be developed for the Southern California region. VDatum will use topographic and bathymetric data will be referenced to a common datum and blended into a seamless Digital Elevation Model (DEM). Both the DEM and VDatum will be publicly available. Assists modelers and GIS users. VDatum, a vertical datum transformation tool, will be developed for the Southern California region. VDatum will use topographic and bathymetric data will be referenced to a common datum and blended into a seamless Digital Elevation Model (DEM). Both the DEM and VDatum will be publicly available. Assists modelers and GIS users. Digital Elevation Model Southern California Pilot Projects Digital Elevation Model Coastal Storms Program Tampa Bay, FL

17 Sheltering Communities from Coastal Storms The NOAA Coastal Storms Program Sheltering Communities from Coastal Storms The NOAA Coastal Storms Program Coastal Storms Program

18 Gulf of Mexico Coastal Storms Project Gulf of Mexico Coastal Storms Project Coastal Storms Program NOAA and MS-AL Sea Grant Partnership Dedicated Coordinator a first step to success


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