NOAA Digital Coast Partnership
ASFPM is part of a 6 NGO partnership that includes The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Coastal States Organization (CSO), the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) and the American Planning Association (APA). The Digital Coast website is a single resources for coastal data, tools and training. ASFPM will use NOAA's Digital Coast website to access data and tools as part of ASFPM CNAI workshops.
Floodplain Management Strategic Planning
ASFPM has developed a standard process to support State floodplain management programs in long-range strategic planning and annual work plan development. ASFPM developed this collaborative strategic planning process between FEMA and States that compares flood risk and State capacity with performance and funding.
HAZUS Comparative Analysis - Dane County, WI
ASFPM is comparing HAZUS flood damage estimates with NFIP claims from the June 2008 Flood Damages in Dane County. This is a pilot project to compare HAZUS estimates with NFIP flood damage claims at the building/structure level. Comparisons are also being made between the assessed property values and the HAZUS and NFIP values in an effort to understand the relationship between replacement costs, depreciated values and assessed values.
The forth-coming report will include a comparison of results between the different datasets - HAZUS estimates, NFIP claims, assessed values - as well as issues and level of effort related to importing, preparing and running the HAZUS software.
FEMA EMI HAZUS/GIS Course for Floodplain Managers
ASFPM is assisting FEMA in the development of an EMI approved training course focusing on the use of HAZUS and GIS applications and technologies for floodplain management. ASFPM is working to ensure the training meets the needs of floodplain managers and objectively presents the benefits and limitations of HAZUS and GIS in flood risk reduction. This course would be based around and made available at EMI, the Polis Center and other locations around the country.
Great Lakes Shoreline Oblique Imagery & Change Analysis
ASFPM will provide GIS technical support and web-mapping assistance associated with a project funded by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program (WCMP). Dr. D. Mickelson (Professor Emeritus - Geology) at the University of Wisconsin - Madison will utilize the oblique imagery to evaluate coastal erosion hazards and inventory shore protection structures for the Wisconsin shoreline on Lake Superior. The oblique imagery will be publicly available along with the results of Dr. Mickelson's analysis in an easy-to-use web-based mapping application. This project extends work already performed on Wisconsin's Lake Michigan shoreline. In addition to improving our understanding of coastal hazards, the project enhances ASFPM's professional relationship with the University of Wisconsin.
Great Lakes Flood Hazard Mapping
FEMA is updating the Great Lakes Coastal Methodology and will be revising the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the Great Lakes coastline. FEMA has asked Alan Lulloff (ASFPM's Science Services Program Manager) to serve on the Executive Committee and provide outreach for this project. The project will enhance ASFPM's understanding of coastal hazards analysis and mapping and will help ensure State and local governments are informed and involved throughout the mapping process.