NJADAPT is an online tool that can be helpful to multiple audiences for varied purposes. It can be used by the general public, government officials, businesses, and non-governmental professionals to understand how a changing climate is affecting and will continue to affect various populations, places and assets in New Jersey. In addition, it is helpful to local officials, concerned citizens and other New Jerseyans who wish to integrate high quality data about conditions of a changing climate into state and community planning and decision-making.
NJADAPT is constantly being improved. It is being built to support planning and decision-making related to all impacts of a changing climate including sea level rise, temperature changes, precipitation changes, inland flooding, and drought. In its current Version 1 form, NJADAPT is focused on coastal flooding, storm surge and sea level rise. Over time, additional data will be added to the site on other climate impacts along with improved functionality to make it easier to use. More reports and videos summarizing climate change impacts in New Jersey will be added regularly as well. Sign up here to be notified when improvements are made to the site.
This site has four core functions:
NJADAPT is a collaborative project of Rutgers University in partnership with other academic institutions, local practitioners, and state and federal agencies. We welcome your feedback. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions for additional sets of data or features that you would like to see on NJADAPT.
March 2017: Story Map of New Jersey Temperature Trends and Projections. Find the interactive story map here.
February 2017: Story Map on Industrial Facilities and Flood Hazards. Access the story map here. Access the project's final report here- "Using Geographic Tools to identify industrial and commercial facilities for which pollution prevention efforts may reduce exposure to hazards associated with climate-related flooding"
The Draft New Jersey Climate and Health Profile Report is now available for stakeholder comment. Comments are due by March 17, 2017. The report can be accessed here.
Read the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance's new two-volume report on anticipated climate change implications for water supply and possible management scenarios to address challenges in New Jersey.
Volume I: Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Supply Sector - Basis and Background Document
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