Several resources are provided below to assist State Agencies with completing the State Agency Vulnerability Assessment Online Survey. The online survey is password protected. State Agencies will be provided with the login information required to access the survey. Note: If you intend on completing the online survey over multiple sessions, we encourage you to change the settings on your browser to not delete browsing history on exit. Doing this will minimize the risk of losing previously entered responses.
Word version of the survey: State Agency Vulnerability Assessment Survey Questions_Final
Natural hazard reference materials to aid in comprehension of how each of the following hazards is likely to change as the climate changes:
- Coastal Flooding
- Hurricanes_Tropical Storms
- Coastal Erosion
- Extreme Precipitation
- Inland-Riverine Flooding
- Severe Winter Storm
- Ice Storms
- Dam Failure
- Average Summer Temp
- Extreme Temperatures_Heat Waves
Researchers from the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst developed downscaled projections for changes in temperature, precipitation, and sea level rise for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has provided support for these projections to enable municipalities, industry, organizations, state government and others to utilize a standard, peer-reviewed set of climate change projections that show how the climate is likely to change in Massachusetts through the end of this century. We encourage state agencies to use this data as they complete these assessments. Summaries of the projections are available using the links below:
The resilient MA Climate Change Clearinghouse (which includes downscaled projections from the Northeast Climate Science Center).