This course will cover the background, methods and results of a recently published updated sea level rise assessment focused on coastal Washington State. Ian Miller, Washington Sea Grant's coastal hazards specialist, also will discuss the phenomenon of sea level rise: what sea level rise is, what causes it, what scientific approaches are used to project future changes, and the implications for private properties along the shores of Island County and Puget Sound.
The report and associated data are available http://www.wacoastalnetwork.com/wcrp-documents.html.
This class is the first of a series of three classes on sea level rise at Sound Waters University 2020. In the second class, (Session B), Nicole Faghin will share timelines, maps and web-tools to anticipate sea level change at various Island County locations. In the third class, (Session C), Anna Toledo will discuss pro-active strategies shoreline property owners can take, and Meredith Penny will discuss shoreline regulations being updated to anticipate the impacts of Sea Level Rise. You may atttend any or all three classes in the series.