sea level

Jersey sea level rise report published

The States of Jersey has today published a review looking at the impact of climate change on Jersey’s sea levels and coastline. The review, prepared by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), was based on a study commissioned by the Department of the Environment and Department for Infrastructure.

Creating ‘virtual storms’ to help design coastal defences and coastal flood warning systems

A project has ‘kicked-off’ in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led project will help inform the planning of coastal defences and emergency response.

Coastal cities at risk from rapid sea-level rise with warming above two degrees

Thames Barrier

The first predications of coastal sea level with warming of two degrees by 2040 show an average rate of increase three times higher than the 20th century rate of sea level rise.

New project investigates the global warming hiatus

The ocean

To investigate why the global warming trend varies from decade to decade, scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work alongside those from nine other research organisations as part of a major new multidisciplinary research project.

Long-term observations hold the key to climate change impact assessment

ODAS buoy being deployed

Most ocean data sets are far too short for the accurate detection of trends resulting from global climate change, according to research published today in the journal Global Change Biology.

Ocean currents to be tracked from space

Earth from space (credit: NASA)

A new method of tracking ocean currents from space has been developed by NASA scientists and verified using data from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Sand-engine to protect against coastal erosion

Beach

The UK’s first investigation into the use of beach widening to reduce coastal flooding and erosion is being led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in partnership with the University of Liverpool.

Science meets art to bring sea-level rise to the country’s highest residents

Colne Rising guided walk

The National Oceanography Centre has lent its expertise to the creation of a fictitious story where rising sea levels due to climate change, and the equinox brings a massive flood to one of the highest areas of the country.

New national database of coastal flooding launched

Flooding in Whitstable

Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) have helped to compile a new database of coastal flooding in the UK over the last 100 years, which will provide crucial information to help prevent future flooding events.

30 years of measuring sea level in the South Atlantic

Ascension Island tide gauge sensors

Measurements of global and regional sea level will soon include changes due to land movement in the South Atlantic.