COASTRISK (2018-2022)

We study sea levels and sea level extremes during warm climates: in the Last Interglacial (125,000 years ago) and in the future. We want to exploit the knowledge of the past to understand what the future can bring, in terms of changes in relative sea level, storm surges and tides. Then, with this knowledge, we calculate the implications of high-end changes in these climate variables for coastal flood risk and adaptation and disaster risk reduction. For this, we employ a multidisciplinary set of modelling tools: climate modelling, solid earth modelling, sea level modelling, hydrodynamic modelling, coastal inundation modelling and risk modelling.

Coastal sea level extremes from storm surges during the climate of the Last Interglacial: anomaly from the values of the pre-industrial period