Crowdsource project documents coastal changes due to Hurricane Joaquin
Nine GISCorps volunteers assisted with the USGS iCoast project after Hurricane Joaquin and a related Nor’easter caused extensive damage along the US east coast from South Carolina to New York in October 2015. This project was similar to the work done by our volunteers post Hurricane Sandy on the coasts of New Jersey and New York. The iCoast web application asks volunteers to identify changes to the coast by comparing and tagging aerial photographs taken before and after storms. This data will help USGS scientists improve the accuracy of USGS coastal change prediction models and vulnerability assessments that support pre-storm planning and post-storm rescue, recovery, and mitigation efforts. Read more about GISCorps iCoast missions here.