NJADAPT is a collaborative effort consisting of scientists and data managers in academia, government, the private sector, and the NGO community who have developed a strategic plan for a New Jersey platform to host and apply climate science and impacts data. This effort was established at the Rutgers Climate Institute, and has been supported by the New Jersey Recovery Fund, the New Jersey Coastal Management Program, and NOAA.
The NJADAPT.org website contains many resources including interactive maps that allow community planners to see how infrastructure, population and the environment are vulnerable to storm surges, coastal flooding, and sea level rise.
NJADAPT's 'NJ FloodMapper' is a user-friendly visualization tool for local communities who need to make decisions concerning flooding hazards and sea level rise. This website can be used to promote enhanced preparedness and land use planning decisions with considerations for possible future conditions.
NJADAPT also developed an online “resilience self-assessment process” - a tool to assist communities to reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness while learning how preparedness is worth valuable points through FEMA’s Community Rating System and Sustainable Jersey. Also, the outputs provided at the completion of the questionnaire are designed to strengthen local/county all-hazards and emergency operations plans.
- Rutgers University
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)