NOAA’s Digital Coast offers the data, tools, and training communities need to address a wide range of coastal issues.
NOAA’s Digital Coast website has a new look! Ever wonder what the Digital Coast has to offer?
There’s a lot of information out there, but finding what you need when you need it can be difficult. Coastal communities use this resource to find the data, tools, and information most needed by those who manage coastal resources, particularly those who help communities prepare for and recover from coastal hazards.
Data and tools on this website originate from all sectors and are constantly updated as new information becomes available.
Most of the Digital Coast users are those needing technical data and tools. Data sets available, for instance, that help people determine the best place to site an offshore energy project. Lidar data is particularly popular, as are the tools used to determine the water quality impacts that come from paving impervious surfaces.
For coastal managers with a new issue before them, helpful information packages are available. Topics include flooding and sea level rise, wetland conservation, and risk and vulnerability assessment. Users get educational information about the topic, and examples that show how the data and tools found on the Digital Coast can be used to address the issue. Technical assistance opportunities are also available, including webinars, courses brought to your facility, and experts who are a phone call or email away.
The Digital Coast site is administered by the NOAA Coastal Services Center. The center provides the technology, information, and management strategies used by local, state, and national organizations to address complex coastal issues. It has offices and staff members in all six regions of the U.S. coastal zone.