Our technology can help you reimagine the future for a more resilient world.

Without the integration of well-informed resilience-building solutions, Lowcountry communities will continue to suffer the costly ramifications of periodic inundation. Rather than normalizing incidents such as those portrayed here, reimagine your flood-prone community as one resilient to rising seas and severe weather events. Our revolutionary forecasting technology can help you bring this vision to life.

Our technology can help you reimagine the future for a more resilient world.

Without the integration of well-informed resilience-building solutions, Lowcountry communities will continue to suffer the costly ramifications of periodic inundation. Rather than normalizing incidents such as those portrayed here, reimagine your flood-prone community as one resilient to rising seas and severe weather events. Our revolutionary forecasting technology can help you bring this vision to life.

Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation Modeling System

The VIMS 3D SCHISM modeling system provides intelligence on potential inundation scenarios at unprecedented block-level resolution of water depth, flow, and velocity. Currently being engineered to incorporate the absorbent capacity of the Lowcountry’s extensive salt marsh habitats, the VIMS system will enable decision-makers like you to evaluate predictive scenarios for the hydrological consequences of extreme weather events, sea level rise, and nuisance flooding. Of critical importance to authorities responsible for operationalizing resilience-building processes, analyses derived from this pioneering technology can help illuminate and prioritize viable resilience-building solutions to promote the health and safety of your community for generations to come.

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Photo courtesy of Jared Bramblett.

These interactive images allow visualization of predicted coastal flooding impacts under a 10’ sea level rise scenario. Visit SeaRise Viewer to view additional scenarios. These simulations reference NOAA sea level rise metadata.

Photo courtesy of Jared Bramblett.

SeaRise Viewer

Surpass knowledge barriers and get your community on board with resilience planning by sharing the freely accessible South Carolina Aquarium SeaRise Viewer. Ingeniously designed in partnership with ROK Technologies, SeaRise Viewer leverages NOAA metadata and U.S. Census data in an intuitive and responsive application that allows the general public to quickly visualize the impacts of various sea level rise scenarios in their respective locations. SeaRise Viewer also directly links citizens to SeaRise Project to facilitate local data contributions necessary to validate and refine the VIMS modeling system.

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SeaRise Citizen Science Project

Listen to the needs of your community through the South Carolina Aquarium SeaRise Project, a powerful citizen science initiative integrated within SeaRise Viewer, and also freely accessible online or within the South Carolina Aquarium Citizen Science app. Created in partnership with MDI Biological Laboratory, SeaRise Project empowers residents with the opportunity to easily contribute photographic data on local flood-related issues. This crowdsourced data is invaluable to ground-truth and refine the VIMS modeling system. Using a proven knowledge-to-action framework, SeaRise Project is an essential tool for equitable resilience development strategies.

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Images shared by community members are automatically augmented with timely tide data derived from the nearest NOAA weather buoy to generate a robust dataset useful for validating the VIMS modeling system.

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