Sea Level Rise
Our innovative, scenario-based approach for determining the impacts of climate change on communities considers ecological and societal systems, agriculture, aquaculture, buildings, and critical infrastructure. We identify potential impacts, assess risks, and develop risk management strategies related to sea level rise, change in storminess, coastal flooding, and erosion.
The North Carolina Sea Level Rise Risk Management Study
The North Carolina Sea Level Rise Risk Management Study is designed to serve as a template for coastal states and communities nationwide to be implemented and used as a resource for local, state, and federal governments. A collaboration of these governments and academic institutions, as well as not-for-profit and private organizations, may be involved in the risk management study process.
Our studies result from risk assessments, flood risk management strategies, public policy, planning and zoning, codes and standards, and resource management. Strategies are evaluated by estimated economic impacts, regulatory costs, implementation costs, and stakeholder acceptance. Outreach is developed and evaluated simultaneously.