The Sea-level SIG provides a forum for sea-level science discussion in the UK.
Our interests encompass sea level studies at all time scales, from tsunami monitoring to paleo sea-level changes.This includes tides, storm surges, seiches, meteotsunamis. We’re interested in measurement and modelling to improve our understanding of the past and present changes in coastal sea levels, and to produce better predictions of future change and coastal flooding.
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In July 2018 the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level celebrated their 85th anniversary by hosting the Sea-Level Futures Conference in Liverpool, with sponsorship by the Challenger Society sea-level SIG. More than 100 delegates from 65 organisations around the world attended the meeting.
Participants discussed the current status of our knowledge of sea level science, covering key aspects of sea level change, and outlined the requirements for new and augmented research, technical development and observations to improve our understanding of global, regional and coastal sea level rise and variability. Special emphasis was given to current sea level observations, synthesis of available data and discussion of future novel observational techniques in coastal areas.
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change event
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change
Date: 29 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Rupert Howes, Joanna Post, Dr John Siddorn, Dr Siva Thambisetty, Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Dr Darian McBain
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, LSE Campus and online
Many conversations about sustainability and climate-change focus on activities on land – the green part of our planet. This misses a vital part of the puzzle, the role that our oceans play.
Ocean and Coastal Futures - Bursary
As part of our commitment to encouraging and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, Ocean and Coastal Futures is launching its first Coastal Futures Bursary in partnership with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This opportunity is open for young people aged 18 to 30 years old, who are currently underrepresented in the marine and coastal sector and face financial barriers to attending. Individuals do not have to be working or studying in the sector currently but must reside in the UK.
CLASS Modelling Workshop 2024
The CLASS Programme is hosting a Modelling Workshop in early 2024. This is aimed at UK participants only. Event details and criteria to sign up are available here.