Sea Level Rise

PUBLIC PROFILE

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This area was created by the staff at Wetlands Watch and supports activity for the new “Sea Level Rise” app. We are running the app on iPhone and Android devices and are in the field testing it now. The goal is to crowdsource flooding information for use by researchers, emergency managers, people working on predictive flood models, and citizens seeking control of the flooding impacts in their coastal communities - so we can start to take action on flooding and sea level rise.

Version 1.1 of the app has two modes for data collection:

1) Trouble – this mode allows the approved user to indicate locations where flooding occurs, provide some information about the type of flooding (rain, tidal, both), and take photos of the location. Red pins are dropped at flood locations and are displayed along with descriptive information.

2) Events – this mode collects information about the extent of flooding during flood events by allowing the approved user to walk the edge of the flooded area and drop blue location pins every few feet, creating an outline of the extent of the flooding.

While the app is available to all to view, data entry is only allowed for approved users who have undergone basic training (takes 10 mins). This is done to insure consistent data collection, since some of this information will be used by government agencies and academic researchers to develop flood protection tools in the future.

This device is being tested along the Atlantic Coast and will work anywhere in the world. We are expanding its use and finding new test cases for its operation and looking for new partners to insure the app's sustainability.

Read more about recent app activity:

Phone App Data Used in Flooding Model Visualization

Phone App Tests Running Length of Atlantic Coast

Data exported in recent flood mapping exercises

Fall higher tides present opportunity for phone app mapping demonstration

Recent Activity

October 03

September 02

Skip Stiles @Sea Level Rise: Gettting ready to do some ad hoc mapping on Sat, 9/3/2016. Anyone in Norfolk who wants to map, get back to me.

6 months ago


April 23

David Richards @Sea Level Rise: Old Dominion University, Wetlands Watch, AeroTech and Concursive Corporation are partnering on the "Market Bridge Coastal Resilience Challenge" competition. This is a design competition that rewards the winning team with $10,000. What do you have to win? Simply submit the best idea for a next-generation mobile app that helps us live with, adapt to, and manage sea level rise. The competition isn't looking for the app to be developed. Rather, simply for it to be conceived and illustrated. For more information visit: http://gov2com.org/s...

10 months ago

David Richards @Sea Level Rise: You wouldn't know this by the number of "News" items we add to this stream, but there's actually been a fair number of tests and live mappings of water-related events. These have taken place with volunteers as well as real academics from Maine to Florida and many states in-between.

10 months ago


October 04

Skip Stiles @Sea Level Rise posted the topic Liability Waivers

1 year ago


October 03

Erin Deady @Sea Level Rise posted a photo: Neighborhood in Lower Matecumbe, Islamorada (Events)

1 year ago

Maddy Russell @Sea Level Rise posted the topic Registered

1 year ago

Erin Deady @Sea Level Rise posted a photo: Words cannot describe this (Events)

1 year ago

Erin Deady @Sea Level Rise posted a photo: Lower Matecumbe, Keys (Events)

1 year ago

Web Master 2 @Sea Level Rise: Our first non-Hampton Roads mappers are testing the app around Hurricane Joaquin. They're spread out from Florida to New York. Go team, go!

1 year ago

Skip Stiles @Sea Level Rise posted a reply to Day 1 tracking from Georgia

1 year ago


October 02

Madeleine Russell @Sea Level Rise posted the topic Day 1 tracking from Georgia

1 year ago


September 27

Derek Loftis @Sea Level Rise posted a photo: Water was 3 1/2 inches deep at the Norfolk a calibration point near the Chrysler Museum of art (Events)

1 year ago

Derek Loftis @Sea Level Rise posted a photo: W. Olney St. and Boush St. Flooding in Norfolk Hague (Events)

1 year ago

Derek Loftis @Sea Level Rise posted a photo: Intersection of Duke Street and West Olney (Events)

1 year ago

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An Innovation Collaboration

Our app was created as a collaboration between two, leading Hampton Roads organizations: Wetlands Watch, the only statewide organization at the grassroots to save wetlands in the mid-Atlantic region, and Concursive Corporation, an Intel Capital portfolio company.

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Events

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    JC NERR staff test

    Starts 9/29/2016 at 1:25 PM EDT

    Ends 10/2/2016 at 11:55 PM EDT

    420 East Main St, Tuckerton NJ 08087
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    Hermine - 9-3-2016

    9/3/2016 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM EDT

    2601 Granby Ave., Norfolk Virginia 23517
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    May 2016 New Moon

    Starts 5/5/2016 at 2:30 PM EDT

    Ends 5/8/2016 at 3:55 AM EDT

    Norfolk, VA, 2601 Granby Ave., Norfolk VA 23517
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    Wetlands WAtch board test

    Starts 4/18/2016 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 4/19/2016 at 3:55 AM EDT

    1121 Graydon Ave., Norfolk Virginia 23507
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    Eastern Shore April 7-10

    Starts 4/7/2016 at 4:00 PM EDT

    Ends 4/11/2016 at 3:55 AM EDT

    40 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague VA 23480
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    UNC-CH Beaufort Test

    Starts 4/5/2016 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 4/6/2016 at 3:55 AM EDT

    425 Front St, Beaufort NC 28516
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    Eastern Shore Test at Oanancock

    Starts 3/23/2016 at 4:20 AM EDT

    Ends 3/24/2016 at 3:20 AM EDT

    2 Market Street, Onanaock VA 23417
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    Eastern Shore Test Event

    Starts 3/23/2016 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 3/24/2016 at 3:55 AM EDT

    40 Alantic Ave., Wachapreague VA 23480
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    Cape Cod test #4 - 3/13/16

    Starts 3/13/2016 at 5:00 AM EDT

    Ends 3/14/2016 at 3:55 AM EDT

    3195 Main St,, Barnstable MA 02630
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    Maine Test - Slovinski

    3/9/2016 2:40 PM - 4:40 PM EST

    93 State House Station , Augusta ME 04333
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    Social Coast Demo - 2/9-2/11 2016

    Starts 2/9/2016 at 5:00 AM EST

    Ends 2/12/2016 at 4:55 AM EST

    Charleston, SC, 387 King Street, Charleston SC 29403
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    Cape Cod Test #3 - 2/8/2016

    Starts 2/8/2016 at 5:00 AM EST

    Ends 2/10/2016 at 4:55 AM EST

    3195 Main St,, Barnstable MA 02630
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    Lake Wright wetland

    1/27/2016 10:00 PM - 10:30 PM EST

    Land adjacent to Lake Wright in Norfolk, 6280 Northampton Blvd, Norfolk Virginia 23502
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    Newport News 1/24/2016

    Starts 1/24/2016 at 5:00 AM EST

    Ends 1/25/2016 at 4:55 AM EST

    18 south King st., Hampton VA 23669
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    Jan 22-24 Cousteau NEER Mappign (NJ)

    Starts 1/22/2016 at 5:00 AM EST

    Ends 1/25/2016 at 4:55 AM EST

    130 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton NJ 08087
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    Cape Cod Test #2

    Starts 12/14/2015 at 5:00 AM EST

    Ends 12/15/2015 at 4:55 AM EST

    3195 Main St, , Barnstable MA 02630
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    cape cod test mapping

    Starts 11/10/2015 at 5:00 AM EST

    Ends 11/11/2015 at 4:55 AM EST

    3675 Main St, Barnstable MA 02630
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    florida mapping 10/29/2015

    Starts 10/29/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/30/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo FL 33773
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    florida mapping 10/28/2015

    Starts 10/28/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/29/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo FL 33773
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    Georgia Oct 2015 mapping

    Starts 10/27/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/29/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    715 Bay Street, Brunswick GA 31520
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    Florida Mapping 10/27/15

    Starts 10/27/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/28/2015 at 3:00 AM EDT

    12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo FL 33773
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    Norfolk Mapping 10-27-28/2015

    Starts 10/27/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/29/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    801 Union St, , Norfolk Virginia 23510
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    Galveston flooding 10/24-27/2015

    Starts 10/24/2015 at 12:40 PM EDT

    Ends 10/27/2015 at 3:40 AM EDT

    823 Rosenberg, Galveston TX 77553
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    New Jersey Storm Mapping - 10-4-2015

    Starts 10/4/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/5/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    105 80th St, Avalon NJ 08202
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    norfolk storm mapping 10-4-2015

    Starts 10/4/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/5/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    801 Union St, Norfolk Virginia 23510
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    Nags Head Mapping 10-4&5-2015

    Starts 10/4/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/6/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    9601 S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd., Nags Head NC 27959
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    New York Mapping: 10-4-2015

    Starts 10/4/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/5/2015 at 3:50 AM EDT

    2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY 11210
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    Tybee Island 10-4&5-2015

    Starts 10/4/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/6/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    1509 Strand St, Tybee Island GA 31328
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    South Carolina - 10/3&4/2015

    Starts 10/3/2015 at 4:30 AM EDT

    Ends 10/5/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    1027 Oceanview Rd, , Charleston SC 29412
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    Florida Mapping - 10-3&4-2015

    Starts 10/3/2015 at 4:00 AM EDT

    Ends 10/5/2015 at 3:55 AM EDT

    15 s university circle, Deland FL 32724