Past Projects

  • Map of counties in western North Carolina

    Live and recorded multimedia presentations

    What makes our communities livable and resilient? Through 3D visualization in the immersive GeoDome Theater, audiences explored the conditions that support life, from the outer edges of the solar system to their own communities in the Appalachian... Read More
  • Understanding the local food system

    Beginning in 2012, Land of Sky Regional Council, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), and UNC Asheville's NEMAC began working on a collaborative project to better understand what communities need to foster successful and sustainable... Read More
  • Home page of the Multigraph website

    Interactive data graphs for the web

    Multigraph is a re-usable software component for creating interactive data graphs on the web. Just as an interactive web map application—such as Google Maps—lets a user zoom and pan geographically, Multigraph allows the user to move around in a data... Read More
  • Detail of a map created for the National Climate Assessment

    Preparing the nation for change

    The National Climate Assessment (NCA), operated by the United States Global Change Research Program, is an effort to provide an assessment every four years on the latest information about climate change science and impacts. These assessments take into... Read More
  • Firefighter in front of a blaze

    Meeting facilitation and decision support tools

    There have been ongoing efforts throughout the United States to reduce the effects of catastrophic wildfire, reduce wildfire losses, and gain a long-term fire resiliency. In order to address these growing wildland fire challenges, a collaborative effort... Read More
  • Map depicting the environment and natural resources of North Carolina

    General reference cartography in support of climate workshops

    Examining sectors at state, regional, and local scales is important toward an understanding of vulnerabilities to climate change. NEMAC developed these maps in support of a climate workshop. They provide general reference information about North Carolina... Read More
  • A graph from the SWDI database

    Integrated database of severe weather records for the United States

    The Severe Weather Data Inventory (SWDI) is an integrated database of severe weather records for the United States. The records in SWDI come from a variety of sources in the archive of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly the... Read More
  • Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group meeting

    Decision support through geospatial analysis and workshop facilitation

    The Southeast Natural Resource Leaders Group (SENRLG) was charged to provide federal leadership in natural resource protection in order to (1) develop a consistent approach to understanding the shared values of the natural, cultural, and social resources... Read More
  • Graph depicting the number of days exceeding 93°F in Charleston, SC

    Working together towards climate adaptation and resilience planning

    The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN) worked with NEMAC to launch the Partnerships for Resilience and Empowered Planning (PREP) program, developing an online Community Resilience Handbook for communities across the Southeast. This program... Read More
  • Photo of flood waters in Asheville, 2004

    Community outreach and support to examine population growth, development, and flooding

    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 River Watershed, which includes the communities of Montreat, Black Mountain,... Read More