NOAA, partners to issue long-term sea level projections for U.S.

Californians living on the coast may be used to seeing so-called "King Tides," a regular phenomenon where high tides are higher than normal on certain days of the year. Shown here: Embarcadero Waterfront in San Francisco, California
Californians living on the coast may be used to seeing so-called "King Tides," a regular phenomenon where high tides are higher than normal on certain days of the year. Shown here: Embarcadero Waterfront in San Francisco, California (NOAA)
RESOURCES
Video: February 15 virtual media briefing on NOAA's long-term sea level projections for the U.S.

2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report: Infographics

Video (MP4): Sea Level Rise B-roll offsite link

 

On February 15, NOAA’s National Ocean Service and interagency partners will release a report updating long-term sea level projections for the United States.

The Sea Level Rise Technical Report delivers projections by decade for the next 100 years and beyond. The report updates the federal government’s 2017 sea level rise projections, with additional information on tide, wind and storm-driven extreme water levels to support decision-making for a Climate Ready Nation.

The report is a product of the Interagency Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flood Hazard and Tool Task Force, composed of NOAA, NASA, EPA, USGS, DoD, FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as well as several academic institutes.

WHEN

Tuesday, February 15, at 1 p.m. EST

WHAT

Virtual media briefing on the interagency Sea Level Rise report

WHO

  • Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., NOAA Administrator
  • Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator
  • Nicole LeBoeuf, Director, NOAA's National Ocean Service
  • William Sweet, Ph.D., Oceanographer, NOAA’s National Ocean Service
  • Ben Hamlington, Ph.D., Sea Level Change Team Lead, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

HOW

GoToWebinar: The briefing will be followed by a Q&A session. An accompanying news release will be issued at the start of the webinar. 

NOTE: For credentialed reporters only. 
Interested reporters must register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/579382575564147468 offsite link

To participate in the Q&A portion of the media briefing, please be sure to register using your full name and media affiliation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please do not share your invite link with anyone, it is unique to you.

 

Media contacts

Jennie Lyons, Jennie.Lyons@noaa.gov, (202) 603-9372

Alison Gillespie, Alison.Gillespie@noaa.gov, (202) 713-6644

RESOURCES
Video: February 15 virtual media briefing on NOAA's long-term sea level projections for the U.S.

2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report: Infographics

Video (MP4): Sea Level Rise B-roll offsite link