The P2R2 Committee has looked for the best available data and images that describe our potential vulnerability to sea level rise. Below are links that have been helpful to us:
The US Army Corps of Engineers has a Sea Level Change Calculator that can be used with the tidal gauge data. Find links and instructions for its use here. The Regional Action Plan for Sea Level Rise considered the potential for acceleration of the rate of sea level rise and the level of rise that showed significant impact in Matanzas Basin (see below). The Regional Action Plan and P2R2 recommend considering 1’-3’ by 2060 and 3’-6’ by 2110 for now, and adjusting as needed. NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management has a sea level rise viewer that allows you to choose the location and level of rise. NOAA has recently created a tool, the Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper, that provides a more comprehensive view of assessing coastal hazard risks and vulnerabilities through a collection of maps and datasets. The North Florida Land Trust, a regional charitable non-profit focused on the preservation of natural and cultural resources, has conducted a review of coastal and riverine resources with a view to what ecosystem services they will provide long term in light of sea level rise. View information on their planning process here and a presentation given to P2R2 here. NEFRC used NOAA data to create maps for 1’, 3’ and 6’ of rise, based solely on elevation. Find them here.