The conference on Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts will take place in New York from 10 to 14 July. Roderik van de Wal, Associate Professor at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) is one of the organisers. The conference will deal with interactions between rising temperatures, associated rising sea level, coastal impacts and adaptation scenarios.
New research into the complex interactions of climate change and sea level rise that will address challenges in describing and predicting regional coastal sea level changes, will be evaluated at the international scientific gathering at Columbia University. The conference aims for close interaction with relevant coastal stakeholders to make sure that the results effectively support impact and adaptation efforts and a wider coastal zone development and management.
“A major outcome from the conference will be an evaluation of the current state of sea level science, an outline of future research requirements for improving our understanding of sea level rise and variability and a description of the observational requirements,” said Robert Nicholls (Southampton University), Detlef Stammer (Hamburg University) and Roderik van de Wal (Utrecht University), co-chairs of the conference.