Workshop on Sea Level Hotspots from Florida to Maine: Drivers, Impacts and Adaptation
A workshop on 'Sea Level Hotspots from Florida to Maine: Drivers, Impacts and Adaptation' will be organised by US CLIVAR from 23 to 25 April 2019 at Norfolk, USA. This workshop provides an avenue to discuss the drivers, impacts, and adaptation to sea level changes from Florida to Maine, with a focus on benefiting community efforts and enhancing collaboration. The workshop will bring together the scientific community, decision makers, and coastal stakeholders to discuss the state-of-the-art of knowledge about sea level changes in the region. Draft agenda for this workshop is available here.
Key workshop objectives are to:
- Discuss processes and key drivers of sea level changes from Florida to Maine and over a wide range of timescales, such as those caused by long-term global changes, local land subsidence, changes in boundary currents (Florida Current and Gulf Stream), and local and remote weather;
- Identify current resources and efforts aimed at monitoring and predicting sea level changes from Florida to Maine;
- Evaluate the current and future impact of sea level changes to coastal communities and ecosystems;
- Assess current efforts in place aimed at improving coastal resilience; and
- Foster opportunities to engage the science community with local coastal resilience managers and experts.
Key questions identified by the scientific committee include:
- What efforts are already in place and aimed at mitigating effects of sea level rise and improving overall coastal resilience? What are the most important time horizons and the best management practices?
- What resources are currently in place aimed at monitoring and predicting sea level changes from Florida to Maine?
- What are the key drivers of sea level changes, from coastal Florida to Maine, and what are their dominant timescales?
- What are the best practices for linking scientific information with decision-making support tools, and how to approach the non-stationarity of flood statistics?
For more information of the workshop, please visit: https://usclivar.org/meetings/sea-level-hotspots-florida-maine