WCRP Sea Level Conference

Advancing Science, Connecting Society

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 12 July 2022 to 16 July 2022

Where: Singapore

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WCRP Sea Level Conference Information


The conference will provide an opportunity to share the present status and future of climate-related sea-level research with a strong focus on the application of sea-level science for adaptation and stakeholder needs. Given the critical need for risk assessment and coastal adaptation, it will include direct participation by a global cross-section of both leading sea level researchers and adaptation practitioners. The conference will feature a robust conversation between these communities to inform efforts to bridge science and society at this critical moment, including consideration of the new structure of WCRP (World Climate Research Programme).

Linking sea-level science to practitioner concerns and needs is an essential step towards effective coastal adaptation. Talks and participation from all those interested in these issues is encouraged. There is one day for Paleo sea-level, GIA and the cryospheric contribution to sea-level.

Five years after the WCRP sea level conference took place in New York in 2017, and one year after the last AR6 report provided a comprehensive summary of the state of climate related large scale sea level research, the conference will address the existing challenges in describing and understanding regional sea level changes. The conference will focus strongly on the link from large-scale sea level information to coastal areas and societal implications of those changes to coastal communities. This will include dedicated sessions devoted to practitioner interests and concerns, the science/practitioner interface, and the co-production between sea-level scientists and practitioners of appropriate information to support coastal adaptation.

The meeting is held in Singapore adjacent to south, south-east and east Asia where three quarters of the global population vulnerable to sea-level rise live today. The meeting is hybrid allowing virtual or in-person participation.

The call for papers and registration is open for this meeting. Submit abstracts by the extended deadline: 15 April 2022.

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WCRP Sea Level Conference Information