Beyond Bathtub: Modeling and Responding to Sea Level Rise and Shoreline Change
December 19, 2012, 10am-4:30pm

Hosted by the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project
3535 Harbor Blvd., Suite 110, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Coastal managers in California are faced with the challenge of protecting coastal environments and resources from the impacts of climate change. Shoreline change resulting from sea-level rise, coastal erosion, storm activity, and related phenomena, threatens coastal communities, infrastructure and natural habitats. As more models and tools have become available to aid in conducting vulnerability assessments and adaptation strategies, there seems to be a need among coastal managers to better understand the following topics:

To overcome barriers in moving forward, scientists must hear from managers about management needs and tool utility–the "holy grail" of desired modeling to inform future research and modeling efforts. Likewise, managers must hear from scientists about the state-of-the science and application constraints. This workshop served as a venue for this bi-directional information transfer to occur.

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Workshop Presentations
Welcome: Mary Small, California Coastal Conservancy

Session I: Overview on the National Research Council Report Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon And Washington

Session II: Models and Applications to Address Shoreline Change Impacts: Case Studies

Session III: Tools Demonstration

Session IV: Sea-Level Rise Guidance Resources