Great Lakes Region, MI
The Great Lakes team implemented an open source platform for resource-strapped communities to assist with hazard modeling and mitigation planning efforts.
Rural coastal communities need tools and resources that can be easily used at low-cost or no-cost to enhance community resilience to flood hazards. Improved flood hazard modeling and geospatial visualization tools, along with information on community resilience indicators, will lead to effective hazard mitigation plans and enhanced community resilience and adaptation.
The team developed tools and information that emergency managers can use with limited resources to understand the flood risk in rural coastal counties (Google Earth Engine tool); visualize the results (Open-source Visualization Platform), gather local knowledge (Crowdsourcing app); and analyze community resilience.