Training

Learning Coastal Resilience: Video Tutorials

show_meWelcome to our new, interactive e-learning page. These Show Me videos serve as introduction to the decision support tool, covering basic functionality of the tool interface as well as its use in scenario planning. Click on an image below to view these introductory tutorials.

Coastal Resilience Mapping Tool Overview

Coastal Resilience Mapping Tool Overview

The Coastal Resilience web mapping portal allows users to visualize ecological, social, and economic information alongside sea level rise and storm surge scenarios. The tool also includes customized applications or “apps” that cater to the needs of stakeholders, policies and planning processes.

Introduction to Scenario Planning

Introduction to Scenario Planning

This video continues with the basic navigation of the Coastal Resilience web mapping framework, covering split screen scenario planning, sharing and saving, and exporting.

Mapping Portal General Navigation

Mapping Portal General Navigation

This is an introductory video that provides an overview of the basic navigation of the Coastal Resilience web mapping framework.

Interactive Tutorials

try_meThese Try Me videos will guide you through the use of the specific apps in Coastal Resilience. They are intended as a primer to understanding both the uses of an app and the decisions they are meant to support. Click on an image below to start building your Coastal Resilience web app skills!

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.

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.

Success Stories

digital_storiesThese videos illustrate the use of the Coastal Resilience tool in specific projects around the U.S. and internationally. Specific apps are demonstrated in support of conservation, restoration and adaptation planning.

Comparing the benefits of nature-based and armoring approaches to climate adaptation

Comparing the benefits of nature-based and armoring approaches to climate adaptation

Learn how the Economics of Nature-based adaptation tool helps coastal managers understand the physical and economic impacts of a number of realistic coastal adaptation approaches for Ventura County.

Evaluating the protective services of coastal habitats in South Florida

Evaluating the protective services of coastal habitats in South Florida

See how stakeholders in South Florida are using the Coastal Defense app to evaluate the combined protective services provided by corals, mangroves, and artificial underwater structures.

Grenada ESRI Video

Grenada ESRI Video

This video, produced by TNC and ESRI, shares the story of the At the Waters Edge project, an innovative coral reef restoration project aimed to reduce vulnerability to climate change in Grenville, Grenada.

Grenada IH Cantabria Video

Grenada IH Cantabria Video

This video was produced by IH Cantabria and TNC to illustrate how models reveal reef loss in Grenville, Grenada, the subsequent erosion and flooding, and more importantly how reef restoration can reduce those risks by changing waves and currents.

Identifying Living Shorelines for a Changing Coast

Identifying Living Shorelines for a Changing Coast

The Restoration Explorer is a web based mapping tool that allows communities and their partners to examine what types of living shorelines are most appropriate for a particular location. Utilizing the Restoration Explorer during the initial steps of developing a shoreline stabilization project can help communities identify where greener options are applicable – allowing them to respond to shoreline erosion while maintaining and/or enhancing the health of coastal habitats.

Linking Apps to a Process: Identifying Open Spaces in Connecticut

Linking Apps to a Process: Identifying Open Spaces in Connecticut

See how stakeholders in Old Saybrook, CT used multiple Coastal Resilience apps in a process to inform the community about where marsh advancement will likely occur and to help identify adaptive solutions to improve community resilience.

Preview: The Economics of Coastal Adaptation in the Gulf of Mexico

Preview: The Economics of Coastal Adaptation in the Gulf of Mexico

An innovative partnership between the reinsurance company Swiss Re and The Nature Conservancy, aims to demonstrate that the cost and benefits of natural and built solutions can be examined together using industry-based approaches and open source tools.

Visualizing Shoreline Change Along Virginia’s Coast

Visualizing Shoreline Change Along Virginia’s Coast

The Coastline Change app allows user to visualize historic rates of shoreline change along Virginia’s Barrie Islands at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The module provides resource managers with a better understanding of the dynamic system as it continues to evolve.