Planning for and Adapting to Changing Coastal Climate
Climate change is increasing sea levels, altering the frequency and intensity of coastal flooding and erosion in many regions of the California coast. To prepare communities and ecosystems, managers and planners need locally relevant tools that help them understand vulnerabilities and plan for action. Our Coast, Our Future (OCOF) is a collaborative, user-driven tool providing coastal California resource managers and land use planners with resources to understand, visualize, and adapt to sea level rise and coastal storms. It is the platform for data visualization, synthesis, and download of all output products from the USGS Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS).
Photo Credits: (1) Pfeiffer Beach by Robert Brett, (2) Soil Science Society of America, (3) Limantour Beach © Cris Benton (used with permission), (4) Panorama from above Salt Pond A21 © Cris Benton (used with permission), (5) Sunset in California Ocean from fshoq.com. Unless otherwise noted, photos are licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.