Through efforts to link spatial features with enabling conditions for adaptation strategies, the Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions co-developed a prototype online viewer with Design Technologist, Gregg Verutes. Through interacting with the viewer, coastal planners at the state, county, or local levels can view results from our analysis including coastal exposure, the location and protective role of natural habitats in reducing exposure, and priority areas for nature-based adaptation strategies. In addition, the viewer displays locations where specific engineered, financial, or legal and regulatory strategies may be most effective based on enabling or limiting coastal features.
For further information about the utility of the online viewer, please refer to this onboarding tutorial. This document provides a use-case scenario in San Mateo County first developed for a course on the Science of Valuing Nature.