Ken Lindeman, Department of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies, is part of a research team awarded a $1.35 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Office. The team will make advanced regional predictions of sea level rise for six sites on the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. Of the total award, shared by seven principal investigators at seven universities, Lindeman will receive $170,000 over three years.
Lindeman and his students will build a comprehensive summary of the most effective tools for transferring technical information on sea level adaptation to policy makers. This product will analyze over 1,000 climate planning documents from around the globe in many languages.
The team, led by Ben Horton of the University of Pennsylvania, will combine empirical and modeled sea level rise scenarios with state-of-the-science hurricane and storm surge modeling at six study sites from Florida to Massachusetts. These multi-sourced sea level rise scenarios will be integrated into strategic policy documents in English and Spanish to make diverse technical results more accessible for adaptive coastal decision-making.