Surging Seas Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central


Google Portal at Paris Climate Conference

Climate Central presented Surging Seas Mapping Choices at the Google Portal, a central gathering space in the Climate Generations area of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.

Visitors had an interactive experience with our Maps, Fly-overs, and Images and got to see the places that meant the most to them mapped on the big screen.


Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium Climate Outreach Community of Practice

Climate Central participated in the “Tools Café” of the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium's Climate Outreach Community of Practice April 2016 Meeting. We demonstrated Surging Seas Risk Finder and discussed with planners the ways in which the public web tool could be utilized within FEMA's Community Rating System.

The Climate Community of Practice brings together extension, outreach and education professionals and community officials in the Gulf to learn how coastal communities can adapt to sea-level rise, precipitation changes and other climate-related issues.


Arctic Matters Day at National Academy of Sciences 

Climate Central presented its Surging Seas web tools at Arctic Matters Day, a free public symposium held by the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC on January 14, 2016.

Arctic Matters is public engagement initiative designed to increase awareness of the dramatic changes affecting the Arctic region and the many potential impacts that such changes can have on people and places around the world.

Representatives from the governmental, non-profit, private, and educational sectors attended.


Weather+Climate Day at Baltimore National Aquarium

Climate Central presented its Surging Seas web tools at Weather+Climate Day at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

The event was organized by Maryland's leading environmental agencies and non-profit organizations to help students learn more about climate change and how it will influence their futures. The nearly 5,000 visitors to the Aquarium passed through the climate exhibits and had the opportunity to view presentations by Maryland’s weathercasters.


South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Climate Central presented at the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s February 10, 2016 Luncheon: How Sea Level Rise & Storm Surges Are Affecting Our Economy? along with representatives from Union of Concerned Scientists, Moms Clean Air Force, and Florida International University. The event was moderated by NBC 6 Chief Meteorologist, John Morales, and introduced by the Chief of Staff of Florida Congressman Curbelo.

More than 80 business leaders from South Florida attended. Panelists discussed sea level rise science and the current and potential future impacts of storm surge and rising seas to South Florida and its economy.

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Seeing Choices

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Pennsylvania and the Surging Sea

Description: A vulnerability assessment with projections for sea level rise and coastal flood risk.
Date: July 2016

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Louisiana and the Surging Sea

Description: A vulnerability assessment with projections for sea level rise and coastal flood risk.
Date: August 2015

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Global DEM Errors Underpredict Coastal Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise and Flooding

Authors: Scott Kulp and Benjamin H. Strauss
Journal: Frontiers in Earth Science
Publication Date: 2016

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