Two virtual workshops were offered on the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) in October 2020. The first workshop provided a general overview of the data and its applicability, while the second workshop focused on technical usability aspects for end users.

Session 1 – NACCS Overview: Informing coastal decisions in the Northeast

A high-level overview of the NACCS and how it can be applied to coastal management in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. You will learn:

  • About the NACCS study, including goals, approach, and outputs
  • Where to access the data
  • Differences between NACCS and other similar datasets, including the strengths and limitations
  • Case studies highlighting where and how NACCS is being used locally

The target audience for this workshop is coastal management professionals interested in using NACCS to inform their work. This session is appropriate for both non-technical and technical audiences.


Session 2 – NACCS Technical Session: Understanding what’s under the hood

Building on Session 1- NACCS overview, this more in-depth session explores the technical components of NACCS. The technical session covers the numerical modeling approach, statistics, and the accessibility through different databases and Application Programming Interface (API). You will learn:

  • How to use different methods to access the datasets (geodatabase/API)
  • How to include sea level rise and dynamic tides
  • Storm basics and track conditions, synthetic tropical storms and extratropical storms
  • Statistical methodology used in NACCS modeling and outputs (save points and events)

The target audience for this workshop is technical users who will access NACCS data and use it to perform further analysis.  It’s helpful if you watch the recording of  Session 1 first to establish basic background knowledge of NACCS.


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