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Regional Storm Surge and Inundation Model Testbed for SECOORA (RSSIMT) is a community approach to advance coastal hazard science. It will facilitate the transition from research and development (R&D) to operations by federal/state/county agencies of storm surge and coastal inundation models developed or in use by academic institutions. The Testbed will validate, compare, and integrate existing R&D storm surge and inundation modeling activities in the SECOORA region and explore ways to provide potential enhancements to existing hazard maps for emergency management and planning. Having experienced the highest number of hurricanes in the U.S., the SECOORA region (NC, SC, GA, and FL) has four leading academic storm surge modeling groups: UF (P. Sheng), UNC (R. Luettich), USF (R. Weisberg), and NCSU (L. Xie) each with their own models and approaches to modeling storm surge and inundation.
The goal of the Testbed is to enhance the U. S. storm surge and inundation modeling capabilities, establish a common standard for storm surge and inundation modeling, bridge the gap between the leading academic storm surge modelers and the operational agencies, and further improve inundation maps, e.g. surge atlas and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), for emergency management and planning
Major objectives of this project are to:
Project summary in PDF format can be viewed here
A Workshop on Comparing and Improving Storm Surge and Inundation Models and Products at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida on June 23-24, 2008 was the first expert/stakeholder panel meeting.
The Second Workshop on Comparing and Improving Storm Surge and Inundation Models and Products was held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida on May 5-6, 2009.