The Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States. The Adaptation Clearinghouse allows the public to find resources using search, mapping, and browsing tools.
The Climate Reanalyzer makes state-of-the-art climate data available to the public. This tool is an interactive, easy-to use website that allows users to explore weather and climate datasets enhanced with high-quality maps and graphs.
The Climate Wizard is an interactive website that can be used to visualize climate impacts that may occur anywhere in the world. The Climate Wizard is useful for adaptation planning, as it can be used to explore regionally- and temporally-specific analyses of historic, current, and projected future climate conditions.
Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool
The Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool (COAST) can be used to visualize the potential economic damage of sea level rise and coastal flooding. COAST offers a way for communities to calculate and visualize the economic benefits of adaptive actions, with the capacity to display both action and no-action scenarios.
Community Coastal Resilience Index
The Community Coastal Resilience Index (CCRI) is an assessment designed to provide community leaders an idea of how long it will take the community to provide basic services and reoccupy homes and businesses after a disaster. The CCRI can assist planners, floodplain managers, engineers, and administrators in identifying any potential problems that a community should address before the next disaster, and where resources can best be allocated.
HAZUS is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) methodology for estimating the cost of potential losses from natural disasters. Communities around the nation use HAZUS analyses to inform decisions directly related to the preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery phases of natural disaster planning.
Surging Seas is a web-based sea level rise analysis tool that enables users to view sea level rise estimates and flooding on maps of the nation’s coastal areas down to the neighborhood level. This interactive map tool displays national coastal vulnerability for 3,000 towns, cities, and counties in the 48 lower contiguous states.