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Introducing the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) Coastal Zone 2009 – Boston, Massachusetts ICAN

Introducing the International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) Coastal Zone 2009 – Boston, Massachusetts ICAN and the Digital Coast Initiative National Coastal Atlas Perspective Tony La. Voi NOAA Coastal Services Center

Overview National Coastal Atlas Current State Enablers Digital Coast – Use Case

Overview National Coastal Atlas Current State Enablers Digital Coast – Use Case

Federal Landscape • Numerous Federal ‘national’ atlas projects • DOI – National Map, National

Federal Landscape • Numerous Federal ‘national’ atlas projects • DOI – National Map, National Atlas of the U. S. , Geospatial One-Stop • USACE – e. Coastal • EPA – e-Estuary • NOAA – Multipurpose Marine Cadastre (MMS), Legislative Atlas, now. Coast, Electronic Nautical Charts • No comprehensive, authoritative national coastal atlas

State Landscape – July 2007 • 34 states/territories with CZM programs • 21 have

State Landscape – July 2007 • 34 states/territories with CZM programs • 21 have some type of “atlas” product • Various levels products and technology • • • Download data only Static maps only IMS only Comprehensive atlas / IMS products wide range of analysis tools and other widgets • No comprehensive, authoritative national coastal atlas

National Coastal Atlas Enablers Issues Policies Technologies

National Coastal Atlas Enablers Issues Policies Technologies

Enablers - Issues A national coastal atlas could assist in addressing critical coastal management

Enablers - Issues A national coastal atlas could assist in addressing critical coastal management issues… • • Regional Ocean Governance Marine Spatial Planning Ecosystem Based Management Climate Impacts

Enablers - Policies and governance activities currently underway could provide foundational support for a

Enablers - Policies and governance activities currently underway could provide foundational support for a national coastal atlas… • Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act (H. R. 146) • “A bill to establish a coordinated and comprehensive Federal ocean and coastal mapping program/plan” • Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) • Reviewing core components of National Spatial Data Infrastructure and developing national geospatial strategy • CZMA Reauthorization

Enablers - Technologies Substantial progress in technologies and standards to implement national coastal atlas…

Enablers - Technologies Substantial progress in technologies and standards to implement national coastal atlas… • Open standards and open source tools • Web map services • Metadata/ontologies - federated access and searching of distributed catalogs • Neographies / mashups

Building the Digital Coast

Building the Digital Coast

Vision Easy access to data and tools Coastal organizations come together to address coastal

Vision Easy access to data and tools Coastal organizations come together to address coastal issues

Partnership Group • Association of State Floodplain Managers • Coastal States Organization • National

Partnership Group • Association of State Floodplain Managers • Coastal States Organization • National Association of Counties • National States Geographic Information Council • The Nature Conservancy

Priority Issues • Land use planning • Hazards and community resilience • Water quality

Priority Issues • Land use planning • Hazards and community resilience • Water quality • Habitat conservation • Marine spatial planning and ocean governance • Climate change

Recap Current State Enablers Digital Coast – Use Case

Recap Current State Enablers Digital Coast – Use Case

Tony La. Voi NOAA Coastal Services Center Tony. La. Voi@noaa. gov

Tony La. Voi NOAA Coastal Services Center Tony. La. [email protected] gov