NEHA / EPA's EnviroAtlas Tool Informs Decisions, Research, and Education Webinar

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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NEHA Event

Feb 25, 2020 @ 1:00PM EST

EnviroAtlas is a data-rich, web-based decision support tool that combines maps, analysis tools, downloadable data, and informational resources. It is used by states, tribes, communities, and individuals to help inform policy and planning decisions that impact the places where we live, learn, work and play. EnviroAtlas data are available for the entire U.S. via an online Interactive Map. There have been several significant updates to EnviroAtlas in the last couple of years and other exciting new functionality is coming soon. Some of these updates include the development of a floodplain map for the conterminous U.S., the creation of fine (one square meter) land cover data covering the places where about 65 million people live, the addition of EPA regulated facilities (e.g., Superfund sites, Brownfields, etc), and a new tool allowing users to compare their watershed or Census tract with their county or state. This webinar will give an overview of EnviroAtlas focusing on its recent updates and provide a short demo of the tool. The webinar will also include case study examples of how EnviroAtlas has been used by communities.

Anne Neale (Contact: neale.anne@epa.gov)
Anne Neale leads the EnviroAtlas project in EPA's Office of Research and Development in Durham, NC. Anne has a background in landscape ecology and ecosystem services and has been with EPA since 1991. One of her primary research interests has been examining relationships between spatial patterns of landscape characteristics and ecological resources, ecosystem services, and human health outcomes. One of her goals with EnviroAtlas is to translate science into tools and data that can be readily understood and used by a broad audience.

Jessica Daniel (Contact: daniel.jessica@epa.gov)
Jessica is an Environmental Protection Specialist in EPA’s Office of Research and Development in Durham, NC where she facilitates communication and outreach efforts for the EnviroAtlas project. She is invested in translating scientific information and utilizing web tools and technology to inform decision-making, research, and education.

 

Contact Name: 
Christine Ortiz Gumina
Organization: 
NEHA and US EPA
Phone: 
(757) 763-0366
Email: 
cortizgumina@neha.org