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Coastal Hazard Assessment and Planning Tools


February 05, 2019


8:30 am- 4:30 pm


176 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston


Joseph P. Riley Center for Livable Communities


This one-day performance-level training course provides training on the available tools for the assessment and planning for natural hazards and vulnerabilities that uniquely affect coastal communities. Examples of these hazards are short term events such as high surf, storm surge, and tsunami inundation, or long term threats from sea level rise and coastal erosion.


The goal of this course is to enable participants to:

  • Describe the hazards and risks that threaten coastal communities
  • Identify the tools and technologies available to monitor coastal hazards in the coastal environment
  • Leverage the web-based tools available to model and map coastal hazards, including those on NOAA’s Digital Coast
  • Utilize available tools to conduct a vulnerability assessment in their community


As a performance-level course, this course aims to provide a detailed overview of the tools and technologies available to assess the hazards and the vulnerabilities of coastal communities.   These tools include real-time data collection tools and technologies, as well as web-based assessment tools, such as NOAA’s Digital Coast tools.  The course will include a guided exercise in which participants will learn to apply these tools in conducting a vulnerability assessment in their coastal communities.  This course will build on the first course of the series, Coastal Hazards Awareness, by supplementing the awareness knowledge with tools and skills for practical use.



Tricia Ryan

Phone: (843) 740-1145

  • Training
  • Emergency Managers
  • Federal Government
  • General Public
  • Local Government
  • Outreach/Education Professionals
  • Planners
  • Public Works Officials
  • State Government
  • Emergency Management
  • Hazards
Focus Areas
  • County: Charleston
  • Winter 19 (Jan - Mar)
Leading Org.
  • NOAA Office for Coastal Management
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