Sea Level Rise, Storms and Cape Cod Part 1

Developing Decision-Support Tools to Meet Local Needs
Learning from New Jersey and the Sandy Experience
March 12, 2015
This workshop focused on examining existing web-based mapping and visualization tools that can inform local planning and emergency response efforts and ways to enhance their utility. It incorporated tools and planning processes that are being effectively used in New Jersey communities affected by Super Storm Sandy to strengthen resiliency planning and identify elements that may be transferable to Cape Cod. Through a blend of presentations, interactive demonstration, and discussion, the workshop allowed participants to contribute concrete ideas on ways to enhance mapping tools to make them as useful as possible to local decision-makers. Recognizing that mapping tools on their own are insufficient to achieve resiliency goals, the workshop also provided a forum to highlight opportunities and collaborative action necessary to continue making progress towards a more resilient Cape Cod.
Cape Cod’s Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise (SLR) and Storms
Greg Berman, Coastal Processes Specialist, Woods Hole Sea Grant Program
Highlights of Regional Planning Efforts to Address SLR and Storms
Caroline Harper, Planner, Cape Cod Commission
The Sandy Experience and Lessons for Community Readiness
Lisa Auermuller, Watershed Coordinator, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Designing and Developing WebGIS SLR Tools in New Jersey
Richard Lathrop, Director, Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Natural Resources School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Rutgers University
An Introduction to the Cape Cod Sea Level Rise Viewer Tool
Bret Whiteley, GIS Specialist, Cape Cod Commission
Using WebGIS SLR Tools to Support Resiliency Planning in New Jersey
Lisa Auermuller, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve
Richard Lathrop, Rutgers University
Using the Coastal Resilience Index (CRI) Tool to Support Local Storm Preparedness Planning: Piloting the CRI in the Town of Falmouth
Tonna-Marie Rogers, Coastal Training Coordinator, Waquoit Bay Reserve
Marlene McCollem, Assistant Town Planner, Town of Falmouth