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

Training Workshops

Silver Jackets Florida Coastal Resilience Workshops

The Florida Coastal Resilience Workshop for planners and engineers is a Florida Silver Jackets initiative to increase community resilience to coastal storms and sea level rise and facilitate compliance with state laws, statutes, and requirements by providing hands-on training with tools developed by state and federal agencies to assess, communicate, and address risk to Florida communities. The dates for the two 3-day regional workshops are shown below. The workshops are identical with variations in applied exercises geared toward each respective coast.

Florida Gulf Coast: April 19-21, 2022

Florida Atlantic Coast: May 24-26, 2022

The Sketch Planning Tool will be covered on April 20 and May 25.

To register:

Other Sketch Tool Training Workshops

In Summer 2022, the University of Florida GeoPlan Center plans to hold a virtual training workshop for participants wanting to learn how to use the Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool. The dates have not yet been set – but will likely occur in late spring and summer.

Interested in training?  Please complete this form and we’ll keep you posted on upcoming training opportunities.

Training Workshop Description and Learning Objectives

This workshop will include information about sea level rise projections, the updated data available in the tool, and an interactive portion where participants practice using the features of the online map viewer.  These are interactive workshops, where we will practice how to use the map viewer. Hence, it is recommended that you join with a computer/ laptop (rather than over your phone).

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

These workshops are free! But space is limited.

This workshop is approved for ACIP CM credits (2.0) and PE PDH credits (2.0).  For FDOT employees, you will need to register in Learning Curve before the training for PE PDH credits.

Learning Objectives

Discuss sea level rise concepts and scenarios from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration;

Discuss concepts of vulnerability and risk-based approaches to planning;

Utilize the Sea Level Scenario Sketch Planning Tool map viewer to visualize and compare areas of current and future flood risk and affected transportation infrastructure;

Create maps of SLR inundation and affected infrastructure using the map viewer;

Access and download GIS layers displayed in the map viewer;

Dates & Registration 

  • TBD 2022

Questions?  Contact Crystal Goodison: