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Sunday, October 16 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
GIS Educators Day Session. Mapping Community Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

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AUTHORS: Ann S. Witzig, Paul Crofts - Essex Technical High School

ABSTRACT: Climate change, sea level rise, and increasing power of storms are vague concepts for any teenager until they apply the science to their own home towns. Our workshop focus on both the research behind our changing climate and the risks, students' own communities may face due to rising seas and storm surges. You will create a community vulnerability assessment using coastal elevation data, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Vulnerability Analysis and MassGIS data layers of populations, critical infrastructure, emergency management, schools, roads, etc. Worst case scenarios for hurricane storm surges may also be added to your community vulnerability assessment. A detailed work flow will be provided to assist you and your students in the GIS components, and to insure a professional presentation to your home community.

Sunday October 16, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Nauset II

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