Challenge Resources



Below are resources Hackathon participants may find useful. You are welcome to use outside sources in addition to those provided below.



  • The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a variety of sea level rise data, including historical data and projections for future sea level rise.


  • The Global Surface Water Explorer is a tool that provides information on the changes in surface water, such as floods, droughts, and sea level rise, from the year 1984 to the present.


  • The Climate Explorer tool, developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), allows users to create custom maps and visualizations of climate data, including sea level rise data.


  • The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer is a tool developed by NOAA that allows users to visualize potential sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts. The tool is interactive and allows users to view specific locations and select different sea level rise scenarios. It can be used to help inform coastal planning and management decisions.


  • is a website run by Climate Central, a nonprofit organization that provides scientific analysis and information to the public on climate change and its impact on coastal communities. The website provides information and interactive tools related to sea level rise and coastal flooding, including maps and projections of potential flooding scenarios and resources for local adaptation and planning.

Southern Maryland Flooding Resources:





Demographic Information:


  • The U.S. Census Bureau is a federal agency that is responsible for conducting the decennial census of the U.S. population, as well as collecting and publishing a wide range of data on the population and the economy.





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