Sea Level Rise Conference 2022
17-18 October, 2022
The Sea Level Rise Conference brings together researchers, stakeholders and policy professionals to exchange on regional to local sea level change in Europe.
The 2022 edition took place on 17 and 18 October 2022 at the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista of Venice, a centuries-old institution at the heart of one of Europe’s foremost coastal cities challenged by sea level rise. The Conference was organized by the Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise, a joint effort between JPI Climate and JPI Oceans, in collaboration with its Italian partners and with endorsement by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
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About the conference
The Sea Level Rise Conference aims to assess the available and required scientific knowledge on regional-local sea level change in Europe, policy development and implementation with up-to-date geographical and contextual detail, by bringing together researchers, stakeholders and policy professionals.
The intended key outcome will entail a first assessment report for easy access to regularly updated and usable knowledge on regional-local sea level change in Europe. This intends to complement existing global and European assessments by providing additional geographical and contextual detail, tailored to policy development and implementation. Through a diverse set of keynotes, panels, and other sessions, the conference will put the needs and involvement of policy making and coastal planning at the center of exchanges on regional to local sea level changes in Europe.
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Discover the basin-specific scoping workshops that informed the Conference agenda
Interested in the slides from presentations made at this conference? All available slides can be downloaded below!
• Aims and activities of the Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise – Nadia Pinardi, Co-chair of the Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise and Chair of the UN Ocean Decade programme CoastPredict
• Main outcomes of the conference –Bart van den Hurk, Co-chair of the Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise, Deltares NL
• What is a reasonable high-end estimate and how to get there? – Roderik van de Wal, Utrecht University, and Co-leader of Task Group: Physical Science, Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise
• How to get from global to local projections of sea level changes? – Angélique Melet, Mercator Ocean, and Co-leader of Task Group: Physical Science, Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise
• What extremes to expect? – Michalis Vousdoukas, European Joint Research Centre, European Commission
• Multi-impacts in Venice: a case study – Piero Lionello, Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change
• Coastal erosion – Arjen Luijendijk, Deltares NL
• Coastal flooding and compound events – Paula Camus, University of Cantabria
• Salt intrusion – Gu Oude Essink, Deltares NL and Utrecht University
• Amplified risk areas: Estuaries – Joanna Staneva, Institute of Coastal Systems – Analysis and Modeling, Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon
• Saltwater intrusion in Po Delta – Christian Ferrarin, Institute of Marine Science, National Research Council of Italy
• Decision making under uncertainties – Jochen Hinkel, Global Climate Forum
• Empowering governance to tackle sea-level rise: Reflections from Aotearoa New Zealand – Bruce Glavovic, Massey University, New Zealand
• The SEA’TIES UN Decade project – Lisa Devignol, Ocean & Climate Platform, SEA’TIES Initiative
The Conference was organized by the Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise, a joint effort by JPI Climate and JPI Oceans.
This event was made possible through the support of our partners and the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of the University Ca’ Foscari Venice, and sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.
- EURO-MEDITERRANEAN CENTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE
- NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS
The 2022 Sea Level Rise Conference was endorsed as a UN Ocean Decade activity under the UN DECADE OF OCEAN SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. We contribute to the UN Ocean Decade Challenges and help further the science we need for the ocean we want.