Sea-level Rise and Coastal Hazards

Research Goals:

Enhance regional-scale sea-level rise and coastal nearshore models, develop coastal monitoring systems, and advance general understanding of compound climate stressors on coastal landscapes.   Specifically, our researchers focus on:

  • improving wave run-up models and forecasting capabilities
  • advancing techniques for evaluating beach and cliff erosion and change
  • enhancing our understanding of how extreme storm winds and waves elevate water levels and flood risk
  • improving sea-level rise projections for use by at-risk local communities and decision-makers
  • designing monitoring approaches for informing and evaluating coastal adaptation strategies
Graphic of observational technologies used to inform wave run up and improve flood forecasting.

Related Projects

San Diego Bay

Resilient Futures: San Diego Bay


Resilient Futures: Imperial Beach


Coastal Hazards & Utilities