Workshop on sea level rise, November 7-8 2019

Workshop on Sea Level Rise; IPCC SROCC Science and Planning for Climate Adaptation. IPCC has released a special report focusing on the ocean and the cryosphere (SROCC). Following the release, SMHI is hosting a workshop with the aim of exchanging knowledge on the topic and discussing its implications and benefits for Swedish climate planning.

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The workshop gathers Swedish and international scientists with expertise on sea level rise along with climate adaptation planners and representatives from government agencies. The workshop offers a mix of research presentations, discussions and information from national and international experts on climate planning in relation to rising sea levels, coastal erosion and extreme sea level events.

The workshop will be held in English and provides a platform for mutual exchange nationally and internationally where we will discuss the main uncertainties, challenges and potential solutions.

Time and place: November 7-8 2019, Vildmarkshotellet, Kolmården, Sweden


Day 1

10.00      Registration opens

10.30      Welcome note and introduction on the theme ‘Adaptation to sea level rise in Scandinavia’
Speakers: Carlo Sørensen from the Danish Coastal Authority, Cathrine Andersen from the Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection and Anders Rimne from the Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning.

11.45      ‘Sea level rise and changes in extremes’ by Roderik van de Wal

13.30    ‘An orange submarine underneath the doomsday glacier: lessons learned and main results’ by Anna Wåhlin

14.15     ‘Predicting the Antarctic contribution to future sea level rise’ by Tamsin Edwards

15.30      Panel discussion with the speakers of day 1. Participants are welcome to ask questions and to share their input and reflections

16.45      Summary of the day     

Day 2

08.30      ‘Costs associated with sea level rise in Europe’ by Michalis Vousdoukas

09.15     ´Global and regional sea level changes over the instrumental era’ by Sönke Dangendorf

10.30    Parallel sessions on the following topics:
‘Adaptation strategies’ with an introduction to climate adaptation by managed realignment by Gunnel Göransson from the Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI)
‘Methods for estimating and handling extreme sea levels in a future climate’ with an introduction to the Norwegian climate service  by Kristian Breili from the Norwegian Mapping Authority 

12.30     Summary of parallel sessions 

13.00     Roundtable discussion on general recommendations for addressing climate adaptation issues with regard to sea level rise. Questions to consider will be supplied during registration.

14.30   Concluding remarks

15.00    Closing

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