SLR in Planning

Project Description

Using sea level rise science and future projections to make informed decision is complex and location specific. Understanding how current local decision makers are incorporating sea level rise science in planning can inform both the development of future projections and the design of coastal services. Thus, we are launching an international questionnaire to better understand specifics about the use of sea level rise at the local jurisdictional scale.

Through this work we will:

  1. Create a database that captures the sea level rise numbers or scenarios being used in decision making by local and regional planners across the globe;
  2. Identify the similarities and the differences between the numbers, the planning timeframes and the context of their development; and
  3. Explore the causes and implications of the similarities and differences between locations. Specifically, we are looking to draw conclusions on leading practices to improve coastal climate services’ ability to support local decision making.