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
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
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 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