A planning tool for preliminary assessment of vulnerable transportation infrastructure due to sea level change
In Phase 1 of this project, the University of Florida GeoPlan Center developed the Florida Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool with funding from the Florida Department of Transportation Office of Policy Planning. The purpose of the tool is to facilitate the identification of transportation infrastructure potentially at risk from projected sea level changes. The tool visualizes various sea level scenarios at future time periods in an effort to inform transportation planners and highlight infrastructure for potential avoidance, minimization, or mitigation.
On this website are publicly accessible map viewers displaying areas of potential inundation and affected transportation infrastructure. In addition, the inundation and affected transportation infrastructure layers are available for download in GIS format.
In Phase 2 of this project, which began in December 2013, the Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool is being tested and refined. Incorporation of refined data products, such as higher resolution DEM data and bridge elevation data, as well as the addition of storm surge and flooding data, are being explored in this phase, which runs through June 2015.
University of Florida GeoPlan Center
131 Architecture Building
Gainesville, FL 32611