Presentation on theme: "Rutgers University Henry Mayer, PhD Matt Campo Jennifer Whytlaw"— Presentation transcript:
1 Rutgers University Henry Mayer, PhD Matt Campo Jennifer Whytlaw NOAA Port Tomorrow –Resilience of Mid-Atlantic Ports and Surrounding CommunitiesRutgers UniversityHenry Mayer, PhDMatt CampoJennifer Whytlaw
2 Increase Resilience of the Port & Communities Commercial waterfront users and surrounding Hampton Roads communities share many of the same risks to storms, floods, sea level rise and other natural hazards.Degree of impacts may vary, but often they affect transportation networks, utilities, business and personal assets, jobs and the local and regional economy.Partnering to leverage investments in infrastructure upgrades and hazard mitigation programs across adjoining coastal areas is a win-win for all:Reduce redundancy and increase collaborationGreater resilience to natural hazards
3 Collaborative Port & Community Planning Utilize NOAA’s existing Port Tomorrow web-based platform to house geospatial and other relevant data needed for decision makers to:Visualize where and how commercial waterfront facilities and surrounding communities may be impacted by current and projected flooding, storm surge, sea level rise, and other natural hazards;Identify critical infrastructure, dependent businesses, transportation networks, hazardous materials, and other important assets at risk in the near and longer term;Develop coordinated emergency management plans for short term response and collaborative adaptation, mitigation and infrastructure investment programs to reduce impacts over the longer term.
4 Activities to DateReview current Port Tomorrow website and catalogue data sources and contentPresentations* and Discussions with:Port of VA Lower Chesapeake Bay Use Sub-Committee*Hampton Roads Planning District Commission* (working group call next wk)Hampton Roads Transportation Planning OrganizationVirginia Department of Environmental QualityVirginia Area Maritime Security Committee*Port of Virginia (follow-on conf. call TBD)MARADHUD / NDRC Committee*Mississippi – Alabama Sea GrantODU Mitigation & Adaptation Research in VA Workshop* (next week)Maritime Transportation System Planning Subcommittee* (October)
5 What Should We Call It? Today: Port Tomorrow Resiliency Planning Tool Largely focused on building resiliency of Port and marine transportation systemMultiple NOAA and other federal websites have high quality and relevant data and models:Environmental Response Management Application (ERMA)Digital Coast Sea Level Rise (SLR) and Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper (CFE)National Weather Service Flood Watch and WarningsIntegrate with local and regional spatial data in Hampton Roads area developed by municipalities, port stakeholders, federal agencies, and universitiesFuture: Port Community Resilience Planning ToolCollaborative risk analysis and mitigation planning tool
6 Project TasksReview and update Port Tomorrow data and mapping through interviews and 2-3 Focus GroupsDevelop updated Prototype Port Tomorrow Tool for further discussionDemonstrate updated Prototype Port Tomorrow Tool in specific planning exercisesIncorporate feedback from these planning exercises into the final prototype design recommended to NOAA for investment.