Sea Level Rise and Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Sea Level Rise
Updated May 2016
Client:   Resources Legacy Fund

Climate change-driven sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area is a serious issue but one that has sometimes seemed distant from current business and governmental concerns. The Resources Legacy Fund asked GreenInfo to develop a map that would spark concern and engagement.

Using modeled sea level rise data from the USGS paired with headquarters locations for major businesses in the South Bay area, we created this map in an attempt to show the proximity of major corporations and areas threatened by future sea level rise.  Our maps were featured in several press pieces, including Treehugger, ClimateWire, and Mercury News.

Focus:   Economic Development, Environment  

Services:  GIS Services, Maps 

Tags:   Esri ArcGIS, San Francisco Bay Area, climate change, sea level rise  

Project Years: 2012

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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