Ensure locally produced maps for planning and project documents include the latest storm surge and sea level rise projections.


ST-2.1 Develop sea level rise scenario maps and updated storm surge maps, based on the Compact’s Regionally Unified Sea Level Rise Projections and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model, to be included in appropriate local and regional planning documents.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, regional planning councils, academic institutions

ST-2.2 Use locally produced maps to guide municipal and county government climate adaptation planning efforts related to:

  • The built environment
  • Transportation infrastructure and services
  • Historic and archaeological resources
  • Water management systems and public infrastructure
  • Natural resources

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments

ST-2.3 Continue to update maps in local and regional plans as more data becomes available and scientific projections are refined. Local governments, agencies and organizations should use best available data and tools for land use and other planning.

IMPLEMENTERS: local governments, regional planning councils