Charleston, SC – Using data and map services from a popular NOAA tool, the Sea Level Rise Viewer, the application, which functions on mobile devices and adapts to any screen size, conveys complex information in an accessible way. The tool, built by ROK Technologies, permits easy visualization of the potential direct impacts of various scenarios, allowing people to see if and how coastal flooding will affect their homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods. Additionally, SeaRise uses U.S. Census data to help identify areas with higher population density or more vulnerable residents (such as the elderly). By using Sea Level Rise Viewer data, it can calculate the approximate number of homes, people, and businesses that could be impacted. Read More…

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