US: Int'l confab on Regional Sea Level Changes, Costal Impacts takes place in New York

New York, US (PANA) - Worried that sea level change is already impacting coastal communities globally and will continue to do so, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is organizing a five-day international conference in New York, US, to address existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes, and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties.

According to UNESCO, the New York conference, running from 10-14 July 2017, is coming 11 years after the first WCRP sea level conference was held in Paris, France, in 2006, and three years after the last Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Participants will provide a comprehensive summary of the state of worldwide climate-related large scale sea level research.

To meet urgent societal needs for useful information on sea level, the WCRP has established the theme 'Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts', as one of its cross-cutting 'Grand Challenge' (GC) science questions.

The GC Sea Level has designed and developed an integrated interdisciplinary programme on sea level research reaching from the global to the regional and coastal scales.

In particular, the programme aims for close interaction with relevant coastal stakeholders to make sure that the results effectively support impact and adaptation efforts and wider coastal zone development and management.

The conference will consist of plenary sessions followed by extensive poster sessions. In the evenings "think-tanks" focusing on new science frontiers and activities, will be held.
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