TASK FORCE

COASTAL SOLUTIONS FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE & ADAPTATION

Under development and supported by:
Sea level rise (SLR), flooding, deposition, and erosion represent major threats to coastal communities and society along the world-ocean coastlines where the effects of climate change are increasing the frequency and amplitude of hurricanes, coastal storm surges, extreme rainfall, river discharge, and tidal- related flooding. It is critical and urgent that we develop the fundamental knowledge and tools to design adaptive coastal infrastructure and resilience strategies against the threats of sea level change that integrate innovations from science, technology and governance.

SCOPE & CONTEXT OF TASK FORCE

Adaptation and resilience are emerging as an important integrative concept in the planning and operation of natural and engineered infrastructure as communities around the world face the challenges of a changing climate and associated hazards. The creation and evaluation of solutions strategies is highly dependent on the specific attributes and needs of the target community (e.g. economic, social, environmental and technical). Planning adaptation and resilience across a range of scales along with integrating the human, infrastructure and environmental dimensions of complex coastal communities, requires comprehensive planning frameworks that are informed by, and integrate, the input of sector-specific models, data, and analyses, combined with a well-structured interaction between domain-specific experts and end-users. 

CO-CHAIRS of Development Team

AR Siders

Mark Merrifield

Jill Gambill

Example of Community Driven Response to Flooding

Website hosted by The Ocean Visions Research Consortium 
Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions (GEOS)
A proposal to establish a United Nation Programme for the Decade for Ocean Sustainable Development