Developed by the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, eCoastal Tools can be used to help make coastal engineering and planning decisions. A set of applications that enable ArcGIS users to gain access to interfaces for data retrieval and to simplify complex GIS analysis procedures are available. These tools were specifically designed to address the needs of coastal engineers, and include features such as Survey Tools; Profile Loader; and Sediment Budget Analysis System for ArcView. This tool was used to analyze LIDAR data obtained after Hurricane Katrina, helping to quantify the changes that occurred on Dauphin Island.
Resource Category: Data and tools
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Creating Resilient Water Utilities (formally Climate Resilient Water Utilities - CRWU) initiative to assist water and wastewater utilities in preparing for climate change. CRWU offers a suite of tools and resources to promote the understanding of climate science, associated risks to the water sector, and pertinent adaptation options for utilities and communities to implement. EPA designed the CRWU resources to translate complex climate projections into usable formats - to assist in building a more resilient water sector.
Related Organizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center (EPA)
Resource Category: Planning
The Tribal Climate Change Project (TCCP) is a collaborative project between the University of Oregon Environmental Studies Program and the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. TCCP aims to understand the needs, lessons learned, and opportunities American Indians and Alaska Natives have in planning for the physical effects of climate change. This information will be used to inform resource management decision-making in the context of climate change. This project supports the USDA Forest Service 2010 Coordinated Approach to Tribal Climate Change Research strategy.
Related Organizations: University of Oregon, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station
Resource Category: Education and Outreach
The USFS Climate Change Resource Center (CCRC) is a reference website for resource managers and decision makers who need information and tools to address climate change - regarding both mitigation and adaptation - in planning and implementing projects. The website offers educational information, including basic science modules that explain climate and climate impacts, decision-support models, maps, simulations, case studies, and numerous toolkits and publications.
Related Organizations: Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS), USFS Northern Research Station, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station, USFS Southern Research Station, U.S. Forest Service Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center (WWETAC), USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, U.S. Forest Service (USFS)
Resource Category: Adaptation Websites
Pacific Northwest (PNW) Science Update is a periodical published several times a year by the U.S. Forest Service PNW Research Station. This series contributes scientific knowledge about natural resource and environmental issues, and the website provides archived PDFs of each PNW Science Update. Notable issues include Issue 6: Western Forest, Fire Risk and Climate Change; and Issue 17: Changing with the Climate.
Related Organizations: USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station
Resource Category: Assessments
Rainscaping Iowa is a statewide campaign promoting infiltration based storm water management practices that result in the improvement and protection of Iowa's soil and water resources. The program is a collaboration among several state and local agencies in Iowa and is dedicated to educating the public and training professionals in infiltration-based stormwater management. Rainscaping Iowa is funded through a variety of state and local sources, including the state Department of Transportation’s Living Roadway Trust, along with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agricultural and Land Stewardship, Department of Economic Development, the Iowa Storm Water Education Program, and the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District.
Resource Category: Planning