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Sea Level Rise and Coastal Management

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 7
Module lead
Ivan Haigh
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

The rate of global mean sea-level rise is accelerating and will increasingly threaten low-lying coastal areas in many ways, including raising extreme sea-levels and increasing the frequency of coastal flooding. This course will give you an understanding of why mean and extreme sea-levels are rising with climate change. The main consequences of these changes in coastal area (particular to delta’s, small islands and cities) will be discussed. Finally, the range of different coastal management strategies for dealing with these changes will be described. This course builds on some of the coastal process material covered in SOES2024.

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