Less than five years ago, Old Dominion University started the Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Initiative (CCSLRI), which led to the recently established Mitigation and Adaptation Research Institute (MARI) and the Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise Preparedness & Resilience Intergovernmental Planning Pilot Project. This interdisciplinary area of research also has a long history in many European countries. Direct measurements of sea level started more than 200 years ago and flood mitigation measures have been in effect for a long time in London, the Netherlands and many other places. Today, reports on flooding in Norfolk, UK, by the BBC or reports on flooding in Norfolk, Va., USA, by the Washington Post, are eerily similar. Therefore, studies of sea level rise (SLR) and associated flooding must be a collaborative effort across oceanic boundaries.
Original Publication Citation
Ezer, T. (2015). ODU-European collaborations on climate change and sea level rise reserach. Circulation, 20(3), 1-3.
Ezer, Tal, "ODU-European Collaborations on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Reserach" (2015). CCPO Publications. 128.