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Creating Resilient Coastlines with ESI Data

When a disaster strikes, NOAA’s Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps allow responders to immediately identify the most vulnerable resources and create a plan to protect them. Focusing on highly sensitive areas creates a more resilient coastline that will bounce back more quickly. 

An oil sheen in a marsh area.
Last updated Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:14pm PST