Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative

Gulf Coast SLR Assets

Select a section to expand and view the available resources.

Databases

  • Surface Elevation Table Inventory for U.S. Gulf of Mexico
  • Surface Elevation Table Gap Analysis for the Gulf of Mexico
  • Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) Inventory for GOM
  • Coastal Lidar
    • Partner: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Many different partners and groups have contributed to the lidar data collection housed and distributed by this office.  The collection includes data from topographic and bathymetric lidar sensors.
    • Link: Data Repository
  • United States Inter-agency Elevation Inventory
    • Partner: NOAA
    • View a nationwide listing of known high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric data, with descriptive data and direct links or contact information to access each dataset.
    • Link: US IEI

SLR Visualization and Modeling Tools

  • Sea Level Rise Viewer
    • Partner: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Recently updated to include regional SLR scenarios! Explore how the shoreline is likely to change with increasing amounts of sea level rise. This tool lets you visualize the potential impacts of coastal flooding so you can prioritize actions for different scenarios.
    • Link: NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer
  • Coastal Change Hazards Portal
    • Partner: U.S. Geological Survey
    • Policy makers, emergency managers, and citizen’s access information on hazards associated with severe storms, shoreline erosion, and sea level rise. This browser-based "mashup" provides access to historical data, publications, satellite imagery, maps, and more.
    • Link: Coastal Change Hazards Portal
  • Hydrodynamic Marsh Equilibrium Model (Hydro-MEM) Story Maps
    • Partner: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science EESLR Program and LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency
    • Shows results of EESLR-NGOM project coupling Marsh Equilibrium Model with ADCIRC to simulate sedimentation and sediment organic matter profiles and interactions with tides, waves, and sea-level. The story maps shows changes in marsh productivity due to sea-level rise in Grand Bay, Apalachicola, and Weeks Bay.
    • Link: Hydro-MEM Story Map
  • Coastal Dynamics of Sea Level Rise (CDSLR) Story Maps
    • Partner: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science EESLR Program and LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency
    • Advances beyond bathtub modeling, to demonstrate the dynamic changes in coastlines due to sea level rise and how that will change storm surge in the future. The storm maps highlight future surge and future annual chance stillwater flood maps for 100 year and 500 year intervals for four different sea-level rise scenarios.
    • Link: CDSLR Storm Surge Story Map
  • Marsh Equilibrium Model (MEM)
    • Partner: University of South Carolina
    • A zero-dimensional model that allows users to perform sophisticated experiments and to simulate sedimentation and sediment organic matter profiles in any tidal marsh.
    • Link: MEM
  • Wetland Migration in the Gulf of Mexico
    • Partner: U.S. Geological Survey
    • Visualization of modeling efforts that identify where tidal saline wetlands can migrate under future sea-level rise scenarios and potential natural and man-made barriers.
    • Link: Coastal Wetland Landward Migration Tool
  • NGOM3
    • Partner: NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency
    • Storm surge modeling integrating dynamic coastal processes and sea-level rise.
    • Link: NGOM3
  • Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM)
    • Host: Warren Pinnacle
    • Link: SLAMM
  • Coastal Resilience
    • Partner: The Nature Conservancy
    • Coastal planning officials use this suite of GIS-based tools to visualize flood risks from sea level rise and storm surge and identify areas and populations at risk.
    • Link: Coastal Resilience 2.0
  • Mapping Interface for Research Applications (MIRA)
    • Partner: University of Central Florida and LSU Center for Coastal Resiliency
    • The MIRA tool is an interactive map that explores the effects of sea level rise on the Mississippi coast. Using Hurricane Katrina as a backdrop, it simulates what could have happened if I struck in the year 2050 when sea level was 6, 12, or 18 inches higher that it was in 2005.  Additionally, the tool goes back in time to 1960 when sea level was 5 inches lower.
    • Link: MIRA
  • Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper
    • Partner: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • Support user undertaking a community-based approach to assessing coastal hazard risks and vulnerabilities by providing maps that show people, places, and natural resources exposed to coastal flooding.
    • Link: Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper
  • SLAMM-View 2.0
    • Partner: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • View or interact with browser-based map projects generated by the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM).
    • Link: SLAMM-View

Current Trends and Community Planning

  • Risk Communication Basics
    • Partner: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    • This publication helps community leaders understand and connect with stakeholders and inspire risk-wise behavior through improved communication.
    • Link: Risk Communication Guidebook
  • Sea-level rise modeling handbook: Resource guide for coastal land managers, engineers, and scientists
    • Partner: USGS National Wetlands Research Center and DOI Southeast Climate Science Center
    • Contains information on the processes of sea-level rise, information on different sea-level rise models and tools, and a list of existing tools and models.
    • Link: Sea-Level Rise Modeling Handbook
  • Inundation Analysis Tool
    • Partner: NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
    • Coastal managers can query observations of select tidal gauges to find out how often and for how long local tides reached a specified elevation throughout their history.
    • Link: Inundation Analysis Tool
  • Sea-Level Change Curve Calculator
    • Partner: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • Get estimated rates of sea level change for any location along the U.S. ocean coast by selecting the closest NOAA tide gauge to the location of interest.
    • Link: Sea-Level Change Curve Calculator
  • Sea Level Trends
    • Partner: NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
    • View regional trends showing the direction and magnitude of sea level change at 240 sites around the world. Click any site for a detailed time-series graph and the long-term linear trend.
    • Link: Sea Level Trends
  • Surging Seas Sea Level Rise Analysis
    • Host: Climate Central
    • View threats from sea level rise and storm surge for any coastal town or city in the contiguous United States. The site's Risk Finder interface offers additional analyses for selected states.
    • Link: Surging Seas: Risk Finder
  • Protecting Open Space and Ourselves
    • Partner: The Nature Conservancy
    • A report identifying 421 priority watersheds that can reduce future flood risk by preserving open space. Learn more about the economic benefits of preserving open space, see if your community falls in one of the priority watersheds, and check out additional resources.
    • Link: Protecting Open Space and Ourselves