Sea Level Rise 101
You may have heard of the issue of sea-level rise, but you may not be clear about what is causing it, how much sea level is actually rising, and how sea-level rise is related to climate change. Find out more about the basics of global sea-level rise so you can speak confidently about it the next time the topic comes up at a planning meeting or with your friends. Better yet, start a conversation about it yourself!
What is the Ecology Action Centre's ECoAS Project?
The Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise (ECoAS) Project is co-led initiative designed to translate scientific climate change research into useable information to educate coastal communities within Atlantic Canada about the need for planning for future sea-level rise impacts. The Ecology Action Centre has teamed up with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to create this informative website along with workshops for coastal residents, fishers, and municipalities about rising seas that are specific to our region.
The aims of this project are to:
- Help communities learn about sea-level rise and how it affects them
- Provide access to tools that have been developed locally with the latest climate change information available
- Illustrate the need for incorporating sea-level rise into future plans