Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Usable science for managing the risks of sea-level rise

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!


Usable science for managing the risks of sea-level rise

Source(s):  American Geophysical Union (AGU)

The impacts of sea‐level rise pose growing threats to coastal communities, economies, and ecosystems, and decisions made today—in areas like land‐use policies, coastal development, and infrastructure investment—will affect exposure and vulnerability for generations to come.

Thus, the usability of sea‐level science is a pressing concern. Ensuring usability requires grappling with deep uncertainty in long‐term sea‐level projections, the relationship between long‐term trends and the impacts of short‐lived extreme events, and the ways in which the physical coast, as well as people and ecosystems along the coast, respond to increasingly frequent flooding. At the same time, it also requires more extensive and deliberate stakeholder engagement throughout the scientific process, as well as cognizance of the political economy of linking stakeholder‐engaged science to action.

Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Usable science for managing the risks of sea-level rise
  • Publication date 2019
  • Author(s) Kopp, Robert E.; Gilmore, Elisabeth A.; Little, Christopher M. et al.
  • Number of pages 35 p.

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNDRR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use