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BASINS Climate Assessment Tool (CAT)

US EPA’s BASINS can be used to assess the coupled effects of climate and land use change, and to guide the development of effective management responses.

Benthic Cover Data

Benthic cover data captures the location, extent, general character, and spatial relationships of biological communities in shallow nearshore areas. These data are useful for conservation planning, marine protected area sighting, and environmental monitoring by serving as a baseline for assessing potential climate change impacts to benthic environments.

Coastal Lidar

LIDAR —Light Detection and Ranging — is a remote sensing method used to examine the surface of the Earth. Coastal Lidar reflects elevation information, which is a primary data consideration for management activities in the coastal zone, including conservation.

Data Access Viewer

NOAA’s Data Access Viewer (DAV) allows a user to search for and download elevation, imagery, and land cover data for the coastal U.S. and its territories.

Data Registry

Find and download data for your coastal management needs at NOAA’s Data Access Viewer. Available data sets include elevation, land cover, hazards and climate, imagery, economic, and more.

Environmental Atlas

EPA’s Environmental Atlas is a decision support tool that provides data and mapping to assist a wide range of audiences, including planners, educators, and researchers.

Gap Analysis Project (GAP) Land Cover Data

The USGS GAP Land Cover Data Set includes detailed vegetation and land use patterns for the continental United States. The data set incorporates the Ecological System classification system developed by NatureServe to represent natural and semi-natural land cover.

Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) GIS Tool

Integrated Climate and Land Use Scenarios (ICLUS) GIS Tool aims to develop future land use scenarios based on potential trajectories for population growth, greenhouse gas emissions, and socio-economic changes, as used by climate change modelers.