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Our analysts bring you top research and datasets to help you manage risk in a changing climate. We provide practical information you can use in your business, organization or community.

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CoastalDEM is Climate Central's proprietary, high-accuracy Digital Elevation Model for coastal areas. It reduces median errors in NASA's widely-used SRTM DEM to near zero, and reveals flood threats more than three times larger. Top-accuracy DEMs from airborne lidar are unavailable for most of Asia, Africa and Latin America. CoastalDEM can help you understand coastal risk in these areas and globally.

Or inquire about our Portfolio Analysis Tool, and let us quantify coastal flood risk for you.

CoastalDEM®

Coastal flooding is accelerating and coming to new locations. Some may be in your portfolio. Real estate values are already taking a hit – directly by flood damage and indirectly when insurance, roads and services are impacted. 

Billions in real estate investments
near the coast are going to reprice.

Climate Central is a non-profit
research organization

providing authoritative,  science-based information products to help public and corporate stakeholders make sound decisions about climate and energy. Hundreds of thousands have used our tools, including professionals in real estate, insurance, banking and government.

Our analysts bring you top research and datasets to help you manage risk in a changing climate. We provide practical information you can use in your business, organization or community.

2050 flood exposure* - CoastalDEM

CoastalDEM offers important improvements over the most common alternative.

CoastalDEM reveals significant increases in projected flood exposure in coastal areas as sea levels rise. Here is an example for average annual flood height near Bangkok, Thailand in 2050.

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We combine a localized sea-level rise model, local flood history, and cutting-edge coastal digital elevation models to produce GIS layers made to your specifications.

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CoastalDEM®

Better land elevation data for future flood risk assessment

Our proprietary, more accurate Digital Elevation Model for coastal areas. CoastalDEM reveals significant increases in projected flood exposure in coastal areas as sea levels rise.

See which properties, investments, and infrastructure will be underwater

Leading financial services firms, risk modelling and research firms, development banks, NGOs, planners, and more license Climate Central’s products to evaluate risk exposure to their assets and communities.

  • Global GIS map layers illustrating the extent of sea level rise and coastal flooding
  • Integrates the leading sea level rise science, local flood history, and cutting-edge elevation data
  • Customizable by year, projection type, sea level rise model, pollution scenario, and more
  • Combine these layers with your own GIS data to learn what areas you care about are at risk of flooding

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  • A web service that can quantify coastal flood risk to almost any coastal location
  • Capable of analyzing 10,000’s of locations at once
  • Accepts and returns data in a convenient, spreadsheet-based format
  • Built on the leading sea-level rise science, local flood history, and cutting-edge elevation data
  • Use this tool to understand the flood risk to the specific locations you care about and make informed decisions about resilience planning

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  • Climate Central's proprietary, more accurate Digital Elevation Model for coastal areas
  • Reduces the median error in the leading global DEM to near zero
  • Reveals that more people and assets are at risk from flooding than previously understood
  • Better flood risk assessment requires better land elevation data. Don’t underestimate your risk

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Land at risk of annual flooding in Bangkok, Thailand in 2050 calculated using: