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Urgent Need for the Best Science to Manage Sea Level Rise Effects on Habitats

The North Carolina Sea Level Rise Project white paper, “Application to Management” makes obvious the benefit of providing opportunities for interaction between coastal managers and researchers during the planning and execution of a research project.  The findings and tools developed in the North Carolina Sea Level Rise (NCSLR) Project have improved managers’ understanding of the […]

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Managing Our Invaluable Coastal Ecosystems in a Changing Climate

Are we loving our coasts to death? Part I—Introduction and Overview Our coastal ocean ecosystems provide us inestimable ecological, recreational, and economic benefits. Our populations flock to these coastal areas, both as full–time residents and as vacationers. The notion that we as a species yearn to return to the sea is one familiar to all […]

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Federal Agencies, Local Coastal Managers and Researchers Work Together to Identify Ways to Mitigate the Impact of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle

In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted that by 2095 worldwide sea level will rise between 18 cm – 55 cm.  This poses a serious concern for coastal areas that may see effects such as coastal erosion, damage to coastal infrastructure, higher and more frequent flooding and broad impacts on the coastal […]

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One-NOAA Event Discusses Pressing Issue of Sea Level Rise in Coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle

Local, state, and federal entities, including a large number of NOAA offices, came together at the Gulf Ecology Division Laboratory of the Environmental Protection Agency in Gulf Breeze, Florida January 23-24, to discuss the scientific, management and modeling information needed to understand and mitigate the effects of Sea Level Rise on coastal Alabama and the […]

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NCCOS Oceanographer Carol Auer on ‘Ecological Effects of Sea Level Rise’ Project

Carol Auer is an oceanographer working out of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science’s Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (NCCOS/CSCOR) in Silver Spring, Md. Much of Auer’s current research focuses on managing a program that investigates the ecological effects of sea level rise. This research seeks to improve capabilities to predict future water levels and effects […]

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NOAA Awards Over $460K to Forecast Sea Level Rise and Erosion in North Carolina

NOAA today awarded East Carolina University more than $450,000 to develop of a geographic information systems (GIS) tool to predict ecosystem modification due to a rise in sea level in North Carolina. A rising sea level poses many threats to coastal cities, ports, and wetlands. An increase in sea level will provide a higher base […]

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