Work Program

SeaLevel is organized along three work packages, which differ according to their spatial scale, their geographic foci but also with respect to the required participation from natural or social sciences. As indicated in the schematic, these work packages are all concerned with providing sea level information at coastal locations and studying the interactions between sea level changes and coastal societies. To foster interactions, SeaLevel work packages were planned around topics, not around disciplines. Although the focus of the work is on future decadal sea level changes, some aspects of the investigations, concerned with identifying relevant processes from past observations and documentations in geological records, require looking backward in time to understand potential future processes.

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WP A

WP A will analyze the mechanisms of sea level variability with primary focus on processes leading to spatially highly inhomogeneous pattern of regional seal level change on time scales of up to 50 years.

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WP B

WP B is concerned with the establishment of a scientific basis for obtaining reliable local projections of sea level trends, thereby improving the scientific basis for providing quantitative and detailed (high-resolution and high-end) estimates of future coastal sea level changes in the two focus regions.

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WP C

WP C will perform an integrated analysis of sea level change and human environment interactions in the selected two study regions, and will identify sea level stressors, coastal impacts, adaption pathways and policies for the studied regions.

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