Community Rating System Explorer

Community Rating System Explorer

The Community Rating System Explorer helps planners identify areas that are eligible for Open Space Preservation (OSP) credits in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS), a voluntary program that encourages improved floodplain management through discounted flood insurance premiums, and provides exportable information to support the application process.

Coastal Defense: Southeast Florida

Coastal Defense: Southeast Florida

Coastal Defense quantifies how natural habitats protect coastal areas by reducing wave-induced erosion and inundation. In Southeast Florida, Coastal Defense helps identify the wave attenuation and coastal protection services provided by coral reefs, mangrove wetlands, and artificial underwater structures under a variety of current and future scenarios.