Please join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for its 10th installment in a quarterly series of webcasts highlighting applications of geospatial technologies in transportation.
The webcast will take place on Monday, May 23rd, from 3-4 PM (EST).
The speaker is Dr. Sam Merrill, Director of the New England Environmental Finance Center at the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Merrill will present on the GIS-based Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool (COAST). COAST assesses costs and benefits of adaptations to sea level rise scenarios by incorporating a variety of existing datasets and projected sea level rise scenarios into a comprehensive GIS-based picture of potential economic damage. COAST displays location-specific avoided costs associated with particular adaptive actions and costs incurred by implementing those actions, assisting coastal municipalities to select appropriate strategies. COAST also has applications for inland areas that include analyzing and displaying the economic, social, and environmental impacts of a potential hazard event (e.g., extreme rainfall, fire).
Please use the following information to join the webcast:
The intended audiences for this webcast series are planners and GIS practitioners from State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, FHWA Division Offices, and State and Federal resource agencies.
If you would like highlight one of your agency's geospatial applications in an upcoming webcast, please contact Alisa Fine (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-494-2310). Information on previous webcasts can be found on FHWA’s GIS in Transportation website here.