• Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network (FIMAN)

    Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network (FIMAN)

    FIMAN  provides real-time flood inundation mapping to the general public, law enforcement, NCEM staff and emergency managers to prepare for and respond to flood events in real-time.

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  • Iowa Rapid-Response Flood Recovery Mapping

    Iowa Rapid-Response Flood Recovery Mapping

    Following the flooding in Iowa and the Midwest, ESP developed rapid response flood recovery modeling and mapping for Mahaska County, IA. The project included automated H&H modeling for more than 525 miles of stream. The project was chosen as a pilot project by FEMA for development of prototype RiskMAP products including multiple return period depth and water surface rasters and a unique digital distribution product using Esri’s ArcReader format.

  • North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program

    North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program

    North Carolina is the first Cooperative Technical State partnering with FEMA and assuming primary ownership and responsibility for the NFIP & Digital FIRMs. ESP is a prime contractor for LiDAR, H&H modeling, field surveys, GIS database development, orthophotography, IT and program development, disaster response and hazard mitigation.

  • FEMA Risk MAP Production and Technical Services

    FEMA Risk MAP Production and Technical Services

    Beginning in FY09, ESP supported FEMA’s Risk MAP program as part of the RAMPP JV serving FEMA Regions II, III, IV, V and VI. ESP either managed or is currently managing 11 updates to countywide flood studies. Project scopes have included engineering and mapping services for FIRMs, FISs and Risk MAP products and adherence to FEMA quality standards and specifications.

  • Flood Risk Information System (FRIS)

    Flood Risk Information System (FRIS)

    To improve the communication and dissemination of this data and information, ESP developed an integrated web-based system for storing and displaying natural hazard risks to the public, community officials and decision makers. FRIS combines robust enterprise geodatabases, natural hazard risk datasets and loss estimate procedures to enable the assessment of flood hazard risk at the building level.

  • GIS Parcel and Building Footprints

    GIS Parcel and Building Footprints

    ESP developed a GIS parcel and building footprint conflation routine to validate parcel information for high risk buildings. This project collected cadastral information for each study county and normalized the information statewide. ESP updated and validated this parcel information for buildings at a high risk of damages from flood, wind, earthquake, tornado, and wildfire using available tax parcel mapping systems, as well as street view capabilities form applications such as Google Earth.

  • Integrated Hazard Risk Management GIS

    Integrated Hazard Risk Management GIS

    ESP has developed countywide multi-hazard risk assessments across the State of North Carolina. These risk assessments are conducted on the building level and involve a detailed process of geospatial building footprint development, attribution, and analysis with derived natural hazard susceptibility data sources.

  • Remote FFE Collection

    Remote FFE Collection

    In two coastal pilot studies, ESP used a combination of mobile LiDAR and GPS observations paired with laser inclinometer measurements to estimate elevation for approximately 360 structures in the Borough of Manasquan, a community severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and 980 at-risk buildings in the City of Virginia Beach.

  • FEMA Hazard Mitigation and Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP)

    FEMA Hazard Mitigation and Technical Assistance Program (HMTAP)

    ESP has provided emergency response survey support for many significant storms and hurricanes throughout the U.S. in support of FEMA's HMTAP. This included rapid response, ferrying and surveying alongside coastal scientist and engineers collecting thousands of perishable high water marks (HWMs) after storm events.

  • Rio Hondo Watershed Base Level Engineering

    Rio Hondo Watershed Base Level Engineering

    ESP performed Base Level Engineering (BLE) for the Rio Hondo watershed in Lincoln, Otero, and Chaves Counties in New Mexico. The project included hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of approximately 970 miles of streams within the watershed.

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Effective risk assessment and hazard mitigation can help improvement the resilience of communities from natural hazards. At ESP, we take a innovative and value-added approach to collecting, analyzing and communicating risk data to stakeholders.

From tablet and smart-phone enabled data collection applications to public facing websites to simplify communication, ESP's engineers, surveyors and developers are dedicated to increasing the resiliency of our communities.