SEA LEVEL SCENARIO

SKETCH PLANNING TOOL

A planning tool for preliminary assessment of transportation infrastructure vulnerable to current and future flooding

Training Workshops

Technical Training

The University of Florida GeoPlan Center is offering a technical training workshop on the Sea Level Scenario (SLS) Sketch Planning Tool, a set of publicly accessible GIS tools (sls.geoplan.ufl.edu) intended to help identify transportation infrastructure exposed to current and future flooding.

Participants will learn:

– How to use the updated Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool map viewer;
– Introduction to sea level change concepts and SLR projections from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
– How to view current flood risk areas, projected future flood areas from SLR, and affected infrastructure using the map viewer;
– How to download GIS layers of SLR and affected transportation;
– Optional (for those with GIS software): How to install and run the SLR Inundation Surface Calculator for ArcMap.

Who Should Attend? MPO/TPO/TPA staff, Regional Planning Council staff, and county and municipal staff involved in transportation planning, coastal resiliency efforts, and GIS and mapping.

Participants will need to bring a laptop or tablet – sharing is OK.

These workshops are free! But space is limited.

AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm

AICP CM

AICP CM credits

Example Agenda

10:00am – 11:00am

Introductions/ Objectives
Background on Sea Level Rise and SLR Projections
Overview of Sketch Planning Tool: Methods and Uses
Policy Issues

11:00am – 11:45am

Demonstration of Sketch Planning Tool Components

11:45am – 1:00pm

Lunch Break

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Hands-on training exercises: Using the online map viewer

1:45pm – 2:30pm:

Group exercise: conduct a vulnerability assessment

2:30pm – 3:00pm:

Report out (group exercise findings) and closing

 

Questions?
Contact Crystal Goodison: goody@geoplan.ufl.edu