The workshop provided a platform for mutual exchange nationally and internationally where the main uncertainties, challenges and potential solutions were discussed.
The workshop gathered Swedish and international scientists with expertise on sea level rise along with climate adaptation planners and representatives from government agencies. The workshop offered 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.
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.
‘Sea level rise and changes in extremes’ by Roderik van de Wal
‘An orange submarine underneath the doomsday glacier: lessons learned and main results’ by Anna Wåhlin
‘Costs associated with sea level rise in Europe’ by Michalis Vousdoukas
Panel discussion with the speakers of day 1.
Summary of the day
´Global and regional sea level changes over the instrumental era’ by Sönke Dangendorf
‘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
Summary of parallel sessions
Roundtable discussion on general recommendations for addressing climate adaptation issues with regard to sea level rise.