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Sea-Level Rise Planning

A model-based approach to assessing potential sea-level rise impacts to public infrastructure

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Great Ecology provided technical assistance for the Sea-Level Rise Planning project in collaboration with the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (NY-NJ HEP) and the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC). We created a model that uses GIS analysis and field data collection to assess the vulnerability of public access infrastructure and natural resources to sea-level rise at three public access sites along New Jersey’s lower Raritan River. Great Ecology developed a report with site-specific and regional recommendations for minimizing potential ecological and public access infrastructure damages from sea-level rise. The report serves as a useful and reusable framework for municipal governments, agencies, practitioners, and coastal decision-makers seeking to assess and plan for sea-level rise vulnerability and resilience at the local (site-specific) geographical scale.


Coastal Resiliency Planning, Ecological Design & Planning, GIS Cartography & Analysis,


New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)