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NOAA Coastal Inundation Mapping Course

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Topic(s):

Climate Change , Floodplain Management , Geographic Information Systems , Restoration Science , Stormwater Management

Priority Issue(s):

Community Resilience , Habitat Conservation , Water Quality

Host Partner(s):

Grand Bay Reserve

Location:

map icon Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Date/Time:

calendar icon7/29/2014 - 7/30/2014

Price:

$0.00

Max Applicants:

30

THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. BY REGISTERING YOU WILL BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST AND NOTIFIED IF A SPOT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

This course offers a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises designed to give students a better understanding of coastal inundation issues and mapping methods using GIS.  Topics include the different types of coastal inundation, elevation datasets and datums, spatial methodologies used to map flood areas in a coastal environment, the applications and limitations of various types of inundation products, and exercises for assessing coastal risk. This course was developed and will be delivered by the NOAA Coastal Services Center.

Overview

This two-day instructor-led course is targeted at certified floodplain managers, National Weather Service personnel, and county, state, and municipal officials (including planners, emergency managers, and coastal resource managers) and teaches participants about coastal inundation issues and spatial techniques for mapping inundation.

What You Will Learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of coastal inundation
  • Learn about mapping products and terminology
  • Access topographic and bathymetric data
  • Perform datum conversions
  • Understand  interpolation methods and create digital elevation models
  • Understand coastal and ocean observation data and their applications
  • Map coastal inundation using a GIS
  • Map sea level rise using a modeled tidal surface

Prerequisites (if applicable)

  • Basic GIS skills (minimum six months to one year)

To register

This workshop is free but you must register. Click on the "Register Online" box at the top right of this Web page to submit your online registration form.

Questions?

Contact Larissa by phone 228-475-7047 or email.