Resources to Evaluate and Mitigate Climate Risk

Treasury’s Office of Gulf Coast Restoration encourages our RESTORE Act-funded Direct Component recipients to use these resources when selecting, planning, designing, and siting RESTORE-funded projects, as appropriate.  To further assist in project planning, grant recipients can review restoration, research, and recovery projects resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Deepwater Horizon Project Tracker.

Federal Resources

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit – The Toolkit  offers information for overcoming climate challenges from across the U.S. federal government in one easy-to-use location. The site was designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build climate resilience.

NOAA - NOAA Climate helps prepare a climate-smart nation by providing science and information to help people make decisions on how to manage climate-related risks and opportunities.

FEMA Climate Change - On this page, learn how FEMA is addressing climate change and find resources for emergency managers and their partners at the state and local level.

Adapting Stormwater Management for Coastal Floods - The tool is an integrated collection of information and resources to help users determine and address the potential impacts of coastal flooding scenarios on stormwater management.

Gulf of Mexico Regional and State or Local Datasets and Tools

Gulf TREE – Gulf TREE is a Gulf of Mexico focused decision-support search engine designed to help decision-makers confidently identify the best climate tool for their needs.

GRIIDC – The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information & Data Cooperative Data Management System (GRIIDC) includes search and dataset landing pages that are designed for anyone who is interested in obtaining data about the Gulf of Mexico, including climate-related datasets.

Program for Local Adaptation to Climate Effects: Sea-Level Rise - These resources are intended for built and natural environment coastal stewards to understand future conditions and potential impacts as a result of rising seas.  Some of the more advanced models cover smaller geographies focused on the northern Gulf of Mexico.

GEMS - The Gulf of Mexico Ecosystem Service Logic Models & Socio-Economic Indicators (GEMS) tool supports planning around, decision-making based on, and monitoring of social and economic outcomes of coastal habitat restoration projects and programs.

ACUNE (Adaptation of Coastal Urban and Natural Ecosystems) and ACUNE+ (Enhanced ACUNE) – The tool informs urban and natural system managers of the current and future flood hazard and vulnerability of infrastructures (buildings, roads, bridges, stormwater systems, cultural sites, beaches, archeological sites, and wetlands, etc.) in Collier County (southwest Florida) and its offshore waters.