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Coastal Resilience Data Platform

Description & Features

The Coastal Resilience Data Platform (CRDP) will be essential for guiding informed decisions now and into the future and will help communities prepare effectively, thereby minimizing losses and recovery time while protecting the investment. show more

Community Return on Investment

Poor data quality is not only troublesome and costly but also wastes time, weakens decision making process and, when it comes to safety and health, can cost lives. Although, it is difficult to predict and estimate an actual loss of bad data due to various hidden impacts, many find the ‘rule of ten’ to be a good approximation stating that “it costs ten times as much to complete a unit of work when the data are flawed in any way as it does when they are perfect.” (Redman Thomas C., Sammon David, Nagle Tadhg, “Only 3% of Companies’ Data Meet Basic Quality Standards”, Harvard Business Review, September 2017).
Reduce siloed efforts through collaboration and a common data platform for all stakeholders.
Plan for future floods, deciding ahead of time where to build, rebuild and rezone for purposes more resilient to flooding.
Build resiliency around priceless historical and cultural resources.
Save the lives of vulnerable community members with up-to-date plans for evacuation and support.

Why we are different

Traditional consultant studies are static and become outdated quickly, but CDP’s approach ensures that our data stay fresh. We encode data pipelines that are constantly refreshed by live sources. Non-specialists can make data-driven decisions. Local landowners and businesses bear most of the risks of climate change, but many of them don’t know it. CDP considers it vital to share this information with the public. By increasing transparency, educating a broad public base, and raising awareness, the coastal resiliency plan will increase its chances of success.

Basic Financial Dashboard features include:

Public Utilities
Consider the vulnerability of utility infrastructure and potential modifications to existing plans as part of capital project assessment.
Transportation Network
Identify roads more likely to get washed out in a storm and impacts such as access for emergency crews. Understand the risks of damage to ferry docks and airport closures, and their impact on the community. Understand the timeframe within which project should be completed to avoid serious problems.
Public Buildings and Facilities
Better anticipate local government and school closures based on a forecast of an extreme weather event.
Hospital and Health Services
Enable hospital and other entities plan to ensure medical care remains available and accessible to the entire population.
Historical Buildings and Cultural Resources
Show citizens the priceless historic resources that could be lost and spur discussions about how to protect them.
Residential and Commercial Property
Look at the value of the real estate that is in danger of being damaged and determine how to protect it. Protect and increase investment by real estate and business owners – a convincing Resilience Plan will assure investors that Nantucket is prepared for climate change. Determine whether a vacant land parcel should be developed based on its location and features.
Emergency Response
Tailor emergency response plans to the island’s demographics. Alter emergency routes and shelter locations based on population density throughout the year.
Vulnerable Populations
Identify locations of vulnerable populations (e.g. all properties with people age 70+ or children under 5 years) so the public safety officials can prioritize rescue efforts. Tailor plans to accommodate mobility-impaired and disabled populations.
Natural Resources
Understand threats to the natural environment (e.g. risk of saltwater flooding in a pond). Predict how shorelines may change in the coming years and proactively plan for these changes, e.g. repairing/moving structures, rerouting roadways.

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Public Safety Dashboard

Description & Features

Visualizing different types of crime on a map of the selected area. Crime could either be shown by different colors or by changes in extrusion. The user would be able to zoom in selected areas to see further details, and click points to identify exactly which crime occured in a location.

Community Return on Investment

Informed decisions based on high-quality analysis increases the confidence of management and provide a consistent increase in long-term ROI. Taking advantage of the predictive power of the tool, a decision maker can plan major events ahead of time.
It can help to better and more efficiently prepare for a natural disaster as well as be informed about potential impact and the demographics uniqueness of a particular location (e.g. vulnerable population).

Why we are different

CDP incorporates dynamic and up-to-date data from various angles to produce thoughtful and in-depth analysis. This allows your city to have multifaceted insights and increase the number of successful public safety decisions.

Basic Financial Dashboard features include:

Crime Heat Map
Visualizing different types of crime on a map of the selected area. Crime could either be shown by different colors or by changes in extrusion. The user would be able to zoom in selected areas to see further details, and click points to identify exactly which crime occured in a location. This could also be viewed over time. There would also be a possibility to map police presence well, to see if there is adequate staffing.
Event Planning
Large events (concerts, conventions, fairs, etc.) heavily impact public safety, this feature could predict where individuals will gather during selected events throughout the year. It could also show what types of individuals will be gathering, when they will arrive, and when they will leave. This would be used to plan staffing, traffic patterns, licensing and permits, and more.
Weather layer
This would not be a separate feature but rather a layer that could be enabled using most any of the other features. Toggling the weather layer on would show current and near up-comming weather conditions, specified by neighborhood or sub-area. Not all weather conditions require emergency response so an additional filter would indicate only weather conditions that impact the demand for emergency services.
Emergency Demand Prediction
This would provide a prediction of the demand for emergency services by neighborhood and by different points in time during the day, week, month, and year. It could combine overall demand but also could delineate by types of demand (medical, police, fire, etc.).
Emergency planning
A large feature that would couple several capabilities together. The first would be mapping where certain vulnerable populations live (elderly, children, poor housing), that way emergency services would know where to direct resources most efficiently depending on the emergency that is occuring. Second it could identify ideal locations for shelters or pop-up first aid, food, and water stations. Lastly, it would identify the most efficient routes when it came to full or partial town evacuations.
Public safety infrastructure
Identifies where current public safety services are located (hospitals, police departments, fire departments, clinics, etc.) and what area they cover. It would also be able to identify where there were gaps in the coverage and ideal locations to cover these gaps. For example if there was a recent population increase in a specific neighborhood, the tool could identify if there was now a gap in public safety coverage, and where a new location would most benefit the new population.
Social media and public safety
Analyze social media to measure reaction and public opinion of safety concerns, as well as to help predict future crises. This tool would show the opinion of social media users around certain public safety topics, delineated by time and location, which could inform government officials on public sentiment and help prioritize changes. This feature would also use similar analysis to help predict future crises, when many individuals are using certain words and phrases it can indicate future emergency events.
Response time calculator
This feature would provide a resource to calculate emergency response times based on current traffic and weather conditions. This would enable emergency teams to better plan resources and staffing.
Traffic Safety
Identify and map out traffic accidents. Could work very similarly to the crime heat map, identifying areas with large amounts of incidents, and even particularly dangerous intersections. Could be zoomed in to identify individual accidents and viewed over time. Could incorporate a prediction of incidents based on mobility data, weather data, and the time of day/week/month/year.

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Public Safety Toolset

Description & Features

This comprehensive toolset helps city leaders, planners, and managers prepare for, predict, manage, and improve outcomes across emergencies, large events, and public safety concerns.

Community Return on Investment

Confidently meet the needs of your city based on its unique demographics, infrastructure, and documented demands on resources.
Strengthen community resilience by identifying, understanding, and optimizing available resources, response times, and recovery opportunities.
Proactively plan for major events with the predictive and modeling power of data, including staffing, traffic patterns, licensing and permits, and more.
Quickly prepare for a natural disaster and be informed about potential impact across the different areas of your community.
Inform new and current residents about the neighborhoods where they live.
Improve outcomes of emergency personnel through targeted training based on the situations they are most likely to encounter.
Budget effectively and spend efficiently based on actual data and predicted needs.

How we are different

CDP incorporates dynamic data to provide multifaceted insights and increase the number of successful public safety decisions. Our thoughtful, in-depth analysis is easy for all audiences to visually understand and quickly interpret, allowing for stronger, smarter decisions to be made under pressure.

The Public Safety Dashboard includes:

Crime Heat Map
Geographically represent the different types of crime across your community with click points to identify exactly which crime occurred in a location. Additionally, this tool has the capability to map and track police presence to see if there is adequate staffing.
Event Planning
As large events (concerts, conventions, fairs, etc.) heavily impact public safety, this feature predicts where individuals will gather for selected events throughout the year, where they are from, and how long they’ll stay.
Weather Layer
Show current and upcoming weather conditions, specified by neighborhood or sub-area, as they impact demand for emergency services.
Emergency Demand Prediction
Predict and prepare for the demand for specific emergency services by neighborhood and by different points in time during the day, week, month, and year.
Emergency Planning
Identify where to efficiently direct appropriate resources during each type of emergency, from mapping where vulnerable populations live to finding ideal locations for shelters or pop-up first aid, food, and water stations. Also map the most efficient routes for full or partial town evacuations.
Public Safety Infrastructure
Identify where current public safety services—hospitals, police and fire departments, clinics— are located, what areas they cover, and where gaps in coverage occur. Determine where and when a new service would most benefit the surrounding community.
Social Media And Public Safety
Analyze social media to measure reaction and public opinion of safety concerns and topics, as well as to help predict and prioritize future crises by using public sentiment and social media to identify the likelihood of an emergency-level event.
Response Time Calculator
Calculate emergency response times based on current traffic and weather conditions to optimize resources and staffing.
Traffic Safety
Map out traffic accidents and visually identify particularly dangerous intersections. Used over time, this tool can also predict where accidents could occur based on mobility data, weather data, and the time of day/week/month/year.

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Shark Risk Dashboard

Description & Features

The tragic death of a surfer in 2018 has coastal Massachusetts watching the ocean for dorsal fins. As towns explore measures to increase public safety, officials are also aware that white sharks play a critical -- and economically valuable show more

Community Return on Investment

Increase Safety and Preparedness: By understanding where sharks are likely to be and likely to attack, both public safety personnel and beach visitors can take precautions to reduce this risk.
Reduce Municipal Liability: This can be part of a comprehensive defense strategy should shark attack victims elect to sue.

Why we are different

CDP offers a visual tool that is laser-focused on your local trends and risks, to spur effective proactive and reactive solutions.

Basic Financial Dashboard features include:

Risk by Beach
Map shows where geotagged sharks are located in relationship to the density of people on beaches that day, includes a predictive view to see if the next day, week and month and the forecasted level of risk
Historical Risk
User can go back in time and see what the risk was yesterday, last week and last month, and also where geotagged sharks have been swimming
Detailed Beach Information
Shows the number of people estimated to be on each beach and how many sharks are in proximity.
Emergency Response
Includes details about the sharks when known, including the type of bacteria the sharks carry and appropriate antibiotics to use in the case of a bite. Informs local hospitals about what medicine to keep stocked, and also prevents the application of an antibiotic that is known to be ineffective

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Shark Risk Toolset

Description & Features

Surface real-world data your coastal community needs by combining shark tracking and biographies with an unprecedented combination of hyperlocal and external data.

Community Return on Investment

Increase safety of both public safety personnel and beach visitors by understanding where sharks are likely to swim.
Take appropriate precautions by knowing what preparedness measures are required based on the data.
Save lives by educating first responders and local hospitals about local sharks when known, including the appropriate antibiotics for shark bacteria.
Reduce municipal liability as part of a comprehensive defense strategy should shark attack victims elect to sue.

How we are different

CDP offers a visual tool that is laser-focused on your local trends and risks to spur effective proactive and reactive solutions. We give you solutions to keep your residents safe while respecting the shark’s key role in the marine ecosystem.

The Shark Risk Dashboard includes:

Risk by Beach
Target where geotagged sharks are located in relation to the density of people on beaches that day, including a predictive view to see the forecasted level of risk for the next day, week, and month
Historical Risk
Go back in time and see what the shark risk was yesterday, last week, and last month, and also where geotagged sharks have been swimming
Detailed Beach Information
View the number of people estimated to be on each beach and how many sharks are in proximity. Overlay with mobile phone coverage and other safety factors such as EMS response time.
Emergency Response
Inform local hospitals about what medicine and antibiotics to keep stocked and prevent the application of an antibiotic that is known to be ineffective

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