Workshop on sea level rise, November 7-8 2019

Workshop on Sea Level Rise; IPCC SROCC Science and Planning for Climate Adaptation. At the end of September 2019, IPCC will release 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 will gather 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

Preliminary programme

Day 1

10.00      Registration opens

10.30      Introduction on the theme Adaptation to SLR in Europe: What are the main challenges and uncertainties and how are they handled in different countries?

11.45      Renowned experts within the fields will give presentations on the IPCC SROCC and Antarctica respectively: what do models and surveys indicate, what are the uncertainties and why are they so important to understand? Incl. lunch break.

15.30      Panel discussion with the speakers of the day, where all participants will be invited to ask questions and to share their input and reflections. Incl. coffee break. 

19.00      Dinner

Day 2

08.30      Renowned experts within the fields will give presentations on Cost of SLR in Europe and Changes in regional sea level and storm surges in a future climate. Incl. coffee break.

10.30      Two parallel discussion sessions. Preliminary themes: Adaptation strategies and Methods for estimating and handling extreme levels in a future climate.

11.30      Lunch

12.30      Summary of parallel sessions. Discussion on the theme: General recommendations for addressing climate adaption issues with regard to sea level rise.

15.00      Closing

Please note that the final programme may be slightly adjusted.

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