This project uses previously collected ShoreZone imagery to map nearly 1,600 km of coastline between Wales and Kotzebue. With additional mapping supported by the Arctic LCC and National Park Service, this effort will complete the Kotzebue Sound shoreline, which will be included in the state-wide ShoreZone dataset. The complete ShoreZone dataset will be used to conduct a coastal hazards analysis and create maps that identify areas undergoing rapid coastal erosion and areas that are sensitive to inundation by storm surge and sea level rise.
Project ID: WA2012_20
Lead Investigator: Cindy Hartmann-Moore, NOAA NMFS
Collaborators: Peter Neitlich & Tahzay Jones, NPS; Greg Balogh, USFWS; Steve Lewis, NOAA NMFS; Nicole Kinsman, Alakska Department of Natural Resources