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State Government Archaeology Data

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This group is a place for discussion among site file managers, curators, collections managers, and archaeological archives professionals at the U.S. state government level (and anyone else interested).

Digital Data and Climate Change/Disaster Response

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    Jolene Smith

    Virginia is prioritizing long term planning and response to coastal erosion, rising seas, and other impacts of climate change along with strategies for short term disaster response. How is your state using digital tools or data to address these issues? 

    We’ve prioritized an increase in both archaeological and architectural survey in defined zones. We’ve also funded some really interesting survey projects related to predictive models and on-the-ground verification for erosion risk in our Tidewater region and the results should be available soon. We’re interested in implementing mobile data collection to collect information from staff and volunteers (with an eye toward¬†SCAPE), but still researching options.


    Jolene Smith

    Although an unlikely source, Atlas Obscura pointed me to these two initiatives for rapid response to disasters. The Copernicus service is through the EU, but it looks like they do make US maps and they could be invaluable in the face of a major weather disaster. Overlaying historic resources to assist responding agencies would be huge.

    The NOAA project looks less flexible, but it might be worthwhile to investigate ways to tap into their data.

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