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Lake St. Clair Report Published for GLCFS

Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study has finalized another report related to this 2012 Federal Inter-Agency Initiative. The report linked below deals with the modeling done on Lake St. Clair.

Links to resources like the Published Reports above are posted on the Technical Resources page.

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Final Reports Published for GLCFS

Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study has finalized three of the reports related to this 2012 Federal Inter-Agency Initiative. The reports linked below deal with the Statistical Storm Analysis, Dune Erosion and the CSHORE Numerical Model.

Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study Published Reports
Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study Published Reports
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Oblique Photo Viewer Now Available

Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study reminds you to check out the Oblique Photo Viewer created by the US Army Corp of Engineers for this Federal Inter-Agency Initiative. This online resource of high resolution oblique imagery is used by the technical contractors for shoreline analysis in the Flood Study and is a valuable resource for the public and others interested in coastal issues on the Great Lakes.

Links to resources like the Oblique Photo Viewer above are posted on the Technical Resources page.

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NVision Solutions Contracted by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Help with Flood Plain Management

via http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/nvision-solutions-contracted-by-corps-of-engineers-for-great-lakes-flood-pl/182546

NVision Solutions, Inc. has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS, to provide aerial-data collection services for the entire Great Lakes Region coastline to help with flood plain management. NVision will provide seamless, high-resolution oblique color images along approximately 6,000 miles of the coastline of all five Great Lakes within the U.S. The flights will test the new ERDC system and support other U.S. Army Corps of Engineer (USACE) activities. NVision has partnered with Aerotec, LLC to use their specialized Partenavia P68C fixed-wing aircraft and FAA-certified flight operations team. “We are pleased to partner with Aerotec as we have routinely partnered with them on several geospatial engineering projects,” said NVision President Socorro Harvey. “Together, we are like a well-oiled machine.” Aerotec is based in Bessemer, Alabama with offices in Picayune, MS. The data collection, which will require weeks of flight-time with nightly transfer of data for quality control, will be used with various Google technologies for documentation and can be used for rapid response for any type of event. Both NVision and Aerotec are active members of the EIGS geospatial technology cluster of the Magnolia Business Alliance (MBA). MBA’s goal is to impact economic development by serving as an advocate for small and medium-sized businesses. NVision, headquartered near the NASA Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, is an established defense contractor for geospatial technology and services including several subcontracts to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) prime contractors. NVision also served the USACE through multiple FEMA contracts related to Hurricane Katrina. NVision is available through the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract; however, USACE issued this contract as an 8(a) competitive award. NVision’s status as an 8(a) minority, woman-owned company allows the USACE to meet multiple specific federal contracting requirements.

NVision Solutions, Inc. is a small, disadvantaged, minority, woman-owned certified 8(a) firm specializing in advanced geospatial solutions. NVision, headquartered near the NASA Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, is an active member of the EIGS geospatial technology cluster of the Magnolia Business Alliance (MBA). MBA’s goal is to impact economic development by serving as an advocate for small and medium sized businesses. For more information about NVision Solutions, Inc., visit http://www.NVisionSolutions.com.

Aerotec, LLC is a value-added services company. Aerotec uses state-of-the-art airborne remote sensing (data capture) and data analysis technologies to provide topographic maps and models to its customers throughout North America. Aerotec’s primary technologies include Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR/laser-scan), digital photography, proprietary and commercial (off-the-shelf) software, and specialized engineering analysis packages. Aerotec is an active member of the EIGS geospatial technology cluster of the Magnolia Business Alliance (MBA). MBA’s goal is to impact economic development by serving as an advocate for small and medium sized businesses. For more information about Aerotec, visit http://www.aerotecusa.com/.

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Presentations from ASFPM 2011 Annual Conference

The following presentations related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study were presented at the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) 2011 Annual Conference last week in Louisville. Use the links below to view the presentations:

The Presentations above are posted on the Presentations page.

Presentations from 2011 NYSFSMA Conference

The following two presentations related to the Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study were presented at the New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA) Conference on April 28th, 2011. Use the links below to view the presentations from US Army Corps of Engineers and Baird:

The Presentations above are posted on the Presentations page.