Climate change is causing global sea levels to rise. Oregon’s estuaries have much development on vulnerable low-lying shorelands. Coastal communities are not currently planning for sea level rise as a hazard because of a lack of geospatial information. An exposure inventory is being developed to serve as a statewide resource for sea level rise planning in and around estuaries.

RV Park RipRap Twin RocksThe Ocean Shores Data Viewer was designed for Oregon’s local planners, state agencies and others working on coastal land-use issues to view, overlay, evaluate, and interact with digital ocean shores data more efficiently. This Viewer provides access to the statewide Goal 18 Beachfront Protection Structure (BPS) eligibility inventory, as well as the existing BPS inventory. Other coastal datasets are also included in this Viewer, such as tsunami inundation areas, coastal erosion hazard zones, and FEMA flood mapping.

The Estuary Data Viewer was designed to meet the needs of Oregon’s local planners working in and around estuaries.  The goal of the viewer is to make estuary related data easier to find and allows users to view, overlay, evaluate, and interact with digital data more efficiently.  The viewer supports tasks related to statewide planning Goals 16 and 17 and local estuary management plans.

The Oregon land use planning online training is an overview of planning principles and practices in Oregon. The purpose of this program is to help citizens and decision-makers have a greater understanding of Oregon’s Statewide Planning and Coastal Management programs and how they relate to local government planning efforts. The curriculum has nine chapters. Users may follow at your own pace and access the program at any point.

Oregon MarineMap is a web-based tool for open and participatory spatial planning in the marine environment. It was developed to support Goal 19 of Oregon's Statewide Planning program which requires the state "to conserve marine resources and ecological functions for the purpose of providing long-term ecological, economic, and social value and benefits to future generations."

Oregon is currently engaged in a variety of ocean planning and management activities that will affect the future of its ocean ecosystem and economy.  This website will helps Oregonians learn about these activities and about opportunities to be involved. The site maintains a calendar of upcoming ocean events, links to the latest editions of publications and announcements, and information about planning processes that affect Oregon’s ocean areas.

The Critical Facilities Flood Exposure Tool provides an initial assessment of a community’s critical facilities and roads that lie within the 1% annual chance flood zone established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The tool helps coastal managers quickly learn which facilities may be at risk—providing information that can be used to increase flood risk awareness or to inform a more detailed analysis.

This online data viewer provides user-friendly access to regional land cover and land cover change information developed through NOAA’s Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). The Land Cover Atlas eliminates the need for desktop geographic information system software, or advanced technical expertise, by processing C-CAP data for the user and providing easy access to that distilled information. The tool summarizes general change trends and can highlight specific changes of interest.

 

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