Rutgers Helps to Develop New Mapping Tool to Coordinate New Jersey Coastal Resilience Projects

Oliver Stringham2023

Atlantic city waterline aerial view, New Jersey USA. Credit: Creative-Family. Creative #:1038923510

The Department of Environmental Protection announced the launch of an online mapping tool that will help the public, stakeholders and government officials advance work that is needed to bolster the resilience of New Jersey’s coastal areas to climate change.

The Coastal Ecological Restoration and Adaptation Planning Tool (CERAP Tool), provides the locations of at-risk areas, coastal resource restoration sites, and other data that will greatly assist in the targeting, development and coordination of projects needed to adapt communities to rising sea levels, increased flooding and more severe storms associated with climate change. The tool was developed in partnership with Rutgers University’s Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, which is led by RCEI Affiliate Richard Lathrop, professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources.

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