Past Projects

  • 3D visualization of potential flooding in the Broward County, Florida

    Three-dimensional GIS flood visualizations

    Broward County, Florida—home to Ft. Lauderdale—is an urban coastal community that faces many environmental threats due to predicted climate change and variability over the next several decades, some of which are already beginning to be felt. Many of... Read More
  • A screen capture of a GIS map of Buncombe County from the Risk Tool

    Geospatial hazard viewer

    The Buncombe County Multi-Hazard Risk Tool was developed by NEMAC to help emergency responders and planners prepare response and mitigation plans by providing information about the hazards that affect Buncombe County, the areas of the county that are... Read More
  • Cityscape of Asheville, North Carolina

    Planning, assessment, and communications for climate resilience

    Climate resilience is the ability of the natural, human, economic, and built systems to recover from and withstand impacts from weather and climate. Climate resilience planning is a way for communities to develop strategies for reducing their... Read More
  • Screen capture of the NOAA Climate Services webpage, featuring ClimateCast videos

    Location facilities for climate videos

    ClimateCast is a series of climate videos published in the ClimateWatch Magazine section of NOAA’s climate portal, Each video is three to five minutes long, and features NOAA scientists and staff offering insight and interpretation to... Read More
  • Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service and NEMAC at a CRAFT workshop

    Workshops and training for decision making

    The Comparative Risk Assessment Framework and Tools (CRAFT) is designed to give natural resource managers a structured approach to making difficult decisions. To test and refine this design, NEMAC conducts CRAFT workshops and training with multiple sets... Read More
  • Map of Asheville's East of the Riverway project area

    Workshop development and facilitation for scenario planning in an Asheville neighborhood

    Asheville's East of the Riverway, an 1,100-acre area connecting the riverfront to downtown, is serving as the target for collaborative and concerted revitalization efforts that will provide a model for the rest of Asheville's riverfront redevelopment,... Read More
  • Screen capture of the EDC mapviewer

    Exploring businesses in the four-county Asheville MSA

    The Asheville-Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition map viewer was an online tool for exploring businesses located in the four-county Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Madison Counties). The map viewer... Read More
  • Map depicting the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative regional extent

    Digital guide to ecosystem services in the Appalachians

    NEMAC supported the U.S. Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center and the Appalachian Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Ecosystem Benefits and Risks project. The project presented and summarized a body of studies that... Read More
  • Map of the Swannanoa confluence

    Planning support for local flood damage reduction projects

    In September 2004, communities in Western North Carolina were devastated by flooding caused by Hurricanes Frances and Ivan. One of the hardest hit areas was the Swannanoa Watershed, which includes the communities of Montreat, Black Mountain, Swannanoa,... Read More
  • Map of Eastern Forest Threats from the viewer

    Integrated online forest threat database system for the Eastern United States

    NEMAC partnered with the U.S. Forest Service's Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center to develop this applied research tool, which provided users with the capability to search an integrated threat database system for up-to-date and... Read More