aerial view of a group of flooded homes

Making Climate Hazard Risk Data Useful for North Carolina Communities


Students will analyze data on climate risk, most likely including flood risk, perhaps a combination of public data, private data, and insurance sector data for pilot communities in North Carolina. They will integrate this data with other local data sets such as critical community infrastructure (schools, hospitals) and provide visualization tools and interpretation of the data that support community planning and decision-making needs.  They will also evaluate opportunities to integrate nature into risk reduction strategies into planning scenarios. This project will involve spatial analysis using GIS. Students will co-produce their analysis and visualization with input from members of pilot communities or organizations that work with them to improve and accelerate climate adaptation decision-making.

Project Leads: Francis Bouchard, Climate Leader in Residence and Lydia Olander, PhD

Project Manager: Hector Monterroso



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