A suite of online tools for planners and practitioners


NJADAPT is a suite of online tools designed to provide data to planners, decision-makers, practitioners, and others addressing climate change in New Jersey. Presently, NJADAPT contains three tools – NJ FloodMapper, Municipal Snapshots, and NJ Forest Adapt.

NJ FloodMapper

NJ FloodMapper

Flood exposure mapping tool

NJ FloodMapper is an interactive mapping tool that allows users to conduct flood exposure analysis based on the best available science for sea-level rise and numerous other parameters, including total water levels, hurricane surge, FEMA flood zones, and Hurricane Sandy surge. Additional map layers depict infrastructure, environmental hazards, marsh and open space, social vulnerability, flood insurance payments for property loss, and land use.

Municipal Snapshot

Municipal Snapshots

Climate risks summarized by municipality

Adapting to climate change requires an understanding of potential hazards and exposure. These Municipal Snapshots provide easy access to information about the people, places, and assets that are at risk from climate impacts in each of New Jersey’s municipalities. Snapshots include reports on built infrastructure, critical assets, natural and working lands, public health, and vulnerable populations.
NJ Forest Adapt

NJ Forest Adapt

Forest management tool

This mapping tool enables users to visualize data over multiple timelines and climate change scenarios. Users can explore changes in plant hardiness and heat zones, species distribution, daily minimum and maximum temperatures, heating and cooling degree days, and precipitation. Additional map layers include forest carbon density, canopy cover, impervious surfaces, forest types, pest and disease, wildfire fuel hazard, and more.

Welcome to NJADAPT

NJADAPT is a suite of free web-based data visualization and mapping tools, developed by Rutgers University. The NJADAPT tools are designed to support efforts to connect scientific climate change data with other critical information so that citizens, community leaders, residents, state and local decision makers, businesses, and others can better understand the impacts of changing climate conditions on people, assets and communities in New Jersey. The NJADAPT tools provide end users with the data needed to undertake strategies to adapt to and build resilience and preparedness in light of climate change.

NJADAPT is a planning tool; it is not designed to render determinations as to the regulatory status of an individual property. Rutgers is constantly improving NJADAPT with new data, applications, functions, and tools. If you would like to be notified of updates to NJADAPT as well as trainings for its use, please join our mailing list. We welcome your feedback on use of the NJADAPT tools and we would like to feature stories of how New Jerseyans are using the NJADAPT tools; please offer any comments or examples of your work by contacting us through this link.

There are many ways to use the suite of NJADAPT tools. All of the tools built into NJADAPT rely on the same consistent set of data regarding climate conditions, demographics, critical assets, the natural and built environment and other factors.

Please feel free to explore the NJADAPT tools and data. For users that have a specific purpose for using NJADAPT, there are built in applications that make it easy for you to access relevant NJDAPT data: