PLANTATION, Fla., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Coastal Risk Consulting, LLC (Coastal Risk), a leading geospatial data and analytics technology firm, won the Stevie® Silver Award as Best Business Services Start-Up of 2015 and the Bronze Stevie® in the Best Tech Start-Up category. Coastal Risk was the only Florida-based company to win in these categories in the 14th Annual American Business Awards, which honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.
"Coastal Risk is honored to be recognized for its achievement in pioneering climate adaptation technology," said CEO, Albert Slap. "We are committed to helping consumers, businesses and local governments in the U.S. and around the world get climate ready and storm safe."
Coastal Risk's cloud-based FIRST Score™ and Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment™, available at www.floodscores.com, determine an individual property's vulnerability to tidal flooding and sea level rise, storm surges, hurricanes and other climate impacts. Coastal Risk provides fast, accurate and affordable "actionable data" to coastal residents and organizations in the U.S. and around the world who are dealing with the adverse effects of climate change.
Mr. Slap added, "The economic impact of flooding in coastal cities is immense and will only get worse with global warming and sea level rise. Coastal Risk's technology will accelerate the transition from climate education to adaptation."
More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted this year in the Stevie competition, the nation's premier business awards program. Judges said Coastal Risk's technology "adds clarity to an issue that has always been plagued by a veil of misunderstanding," and that "shorelines just got safer with Coastal Risk's flood impact analyses."
About Coastal Risk Consulting
Coastal Risk Consulting has helped clients both nationally and internationally identify their risk of current and future flooding and make better informed adaptation decisions. Coastal Risk's online parcel level climate risk assessments have been used by clients including the City of Miami, Cleveland Clinic, Duke Properties, Piasecki Aircraft, AIG Insurance and many others. An IBM Business Partner, Coastal Risk is working with IBM to create living flood maps for IBM's Smarter Cities Program.
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