web analytics

Interactive Visioning – Figuring Sea Level Rise

Water cycles between ocean, atmosphere, and glaciers. Credit: NASA

Water cycles between ocean, atmosphere, and glaciers. Credit: NASA

Hosted by the University of California, these two talks asks the following questions and aims to provide the answers. How much will the seas rise in any given spot? When? What impacts will be felt? Who will be obliged to move out of harm’s way? What can be done to mitigate or adapt to these circumstances? To begin to address these questions this program concentrates on issues of mediation and remediation: What does it mean that interactive visioning tools are proliferating in research labs, government agencies such as NOAA and the USGS, and activist organizations? Michael Lemonick addresses the issues in communicating the science and threat of sea level rise and Doug Marcy explores visualizing sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts.

RelatedPost