Stories from the Field
See how people use Digital Coast resources to address coastal challenges.
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- American Samoa
- Continental U.S.
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- U.S. Virgin Islands
Driving Innovation in the New Blue Economy through Government-Industry Collaborations in Southern California
Ocean Rainforest and the Department of Energy collaborated with NOAA to use MarineCadastre.gov data to suitably site a pioneering aquaculture pilot operation.
Building Tsunami Preparedness in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Using Lidar
Partners used NOAA lidar to revise tsunami hazard zones and develop evacuation maps.
Surveying Historic Sites Using Lidar in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
NOAA lidar was used to map overgrown sites of historic significance and delineate a formal boundary for adoption as a National Historic Landmark.
Improved Storm Surge Modeling Enhances Disaster Preparedness in the Caribbean
Expanding the availability of high-resolution land cover data in storm-prone regions is contributing significantly to better preparedness measures.
South Carolina Community Lowers Flood Insurance Premiums Using NOAA’s Land Cover Data
The Town of Pawleys Island used high-resolution land cover data to map impervious cover and protected open space in the floodplain, earning the community a 25 percent discount on federal flood insurance premiums.