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Coastal Inundation in Naples | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

What: Coastal Inundation Mapping Course

When: July 23-24, 2019

Where: Florida Gulf Coast University, Seidler Hall
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Fort Myers, FL 33965

How: Cost is $75, Register online by July

Overview: This two-day instructor-led course, targeted at certified floodplain managers, National Weather Service personnel, and county, state, and municipal officials (including planners, emergency managers, and coastal resource managers), teaches participants about coastal inundation issues and spatial techniques for mapping inundation.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different types of coastal inundation
  • Learn about mapping products and terminology
  • Access topographic and bathymetric data
  • Perform datum conversions
  • Understand interpolation methods and create digital elevation models
  • Understand coastal and ocean observation data and their applications
  • Map coastal inundation using a GIS
  • Map sea level rise using a modeled tidal surface

Prerequisites: Basic GIS skills (minimum six months to one year)

Continuing education credits have been applied for through The American Planning Association (16 AICP), The Association of State Floodplain Managers (16 CFM), and the GIS Certification Institute (16 GISP). Find out more about the workshop at the NOAA DigitalCoast website. 

Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve stretches across 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forest, uplands and protected waters. We are committed to preservation through research, education, and land protection.

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