Funding: The Nature Conservancy.
ASFPM was a core partner in the development and outreach of The Nature Conservancy's Coastal Resilience website. ASFPM assisted TNC in the evaluation of the socio-economic impacts of sea level rise and inundation on Long Island's Atlantic coast. Economic damage estimate were derived utilizing HAZUS with flood depth grids representing a range of sea level rise and storm surge scenarios developed by the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NOAA's Coastal Services Center and The Nature Conservancy.
The purpose of the Coastal Resilience project is to provide communities with easy access to information to assist in coastal planning and management decisions regarding resources at risk from sea level rise and coastal hazards. The framework developed for Long Island's Atlantic coast will be expanded to the larger region to include Long Island Sound in the near future.