By combining our strong geospatial skills and knowledge of ecological systems, RPI offers specialized services in assessment of climate change and its impacts on vulnerable resources. Coastal resiliency requires integration of spatial data with powerful visualizations to help communities and land managers understand the risks and develop adaptation actions.

Our Services:

  • We work collaboratively with our clients and partners to develop innovative tools that integrate multiple disciplines, while addressing concerns of climate change impacts on coastal and marine habitats and resources
  • We design, develop, and maintain geospatial decision support and visualization tools that integrate local knowledge on coastal and marine resources and their relative vulnerabilities to scenario-driven changes in climate change factors, which are useful in supporting resource-specific conservation and mitigation strategies
  • We process and analyze large datasets that facilitate the development of strong, credible and comprehensive climate change assessments that drive prioritization of management decisions

We have demonstrated experience in the following areas:

  • Site- and Resource-Specific Vulnerability Analysis
  • Strategic Conservation Planning and Capacity Building
  • Coastal Zone Management and Resiliency
  • Database Development and Management
  • Design and Development of Geospatial Decision Support Tools

Related Projects:

  1. Development of a Climate Change Vulnerability Tool for the National Natural Park “Corales del Rosario y Bernando”, Colombia
  2. Coastal Resources Atlas and Vulnerability Index for the Abu Dhabi
  3. Al Gharbia Master Plan Physical Setting Characterization
  4. Draft Regulations for Prevention of Coastal Erosion in Oman

Related Publications: Climate Change

Bejarano AC, Toline CA, Horsman JL, Zarza-González E, Cogollo K. 2016. A Climate Change Vulnerability Framework for Corales del Rosario y San Bernardo National Natural Park, Colombia. Climate Research. 70:1-18.