Improving Coastal Resiliency with Better Data, Tools and Training
Briefing on DIGITAL COAST



Monday, July 8, 2013
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Rayburn HOB 2103

The Digital Coast Partnership (identified by logos above) presented a briefing on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Digital Coast initiative. Digital Coast — a constituent-driven program — improves coastal economies and ecological health by helping communities address on-the-ground planning, resource management challenges with just, cost-effective, and participatory solutions. Reps. Ruppersberger (D-MD) and Young (R-AK) introduced The Digital Coast Act of 2013 (H.R. 1382) on March 21, 2013, and it has been referred to the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans, and Insular Affairs.

Speakers for this briefing included:
    • Jason Jordan, Director of Policy & Government Affairs, American Planning Association
    • Chad Berginnis, Executive Director, Association of State Floodplain Managers
    • Bill Burgess, Washington Liaison, National States Geographic Information Council
    • Allison Hardin, Planner, City of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    • Kurt Allen, Vice President, Photo Science, Inc.

The following materials were available at this briefing:

Public Announcement of Briefing

Slide Presentation Used by all Speakers

Letter to Congress from the Digital Coast Partners

NSGIC Advocacy Sheet on Digital Coast

Estimated Impact on Jobs

State of California and the Digital Coast

State of Florida and the Digital Coast

State of Hawaii and the Digital Coast

State of Maryland and the Digital Coast

State of New Jersey and the Digital Coast

State of New York and the Digital Coast

State of Rhode Island and the Digital Coast

State of Wisconsin and the Digital Coast

Digital Coast County Snapshots for Each State