Local and International Organizations Planning for Sea Level Rise
Adapting to Rising Tides
Adapting to Rising Tides (ART) project is a collaborative effort involving local community agencies and advisory groups to address how sea level rise and other climate changes affects the future of communities, ecosystems, infrastructure and economy and what strategies both locally and regionally could address, reduce and manage the risks of this challenge.
The City of Hayward, HARD, the Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency and Citizens Advisory Committee and local stakeholders work together with ART staff funded by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission. For more information, go to www.adaptingtorisingtides.org.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center (NOAA CSC)
The NOAA Coastal Services Center works to protect coastal resources and keep communities safe from coastal hazards by providing data, tools, training, and technical assistance. For more information, go to www.csc.noaa.gov.
Hayward Area Shoreline Planning Agency (HASPA) Report
Preliminary Study of the Effect of Sea Level Rise on the Resources of the Hayward Shoreline (2010)
State of California Ocean Protection Council
On March 15, 2013 Ocean Protection Council staff presented an update to the 2011 State of California Sea-Level Rise Guidance Document. The purpose of the SLR Guidance is to help state agencies incorporate future sea-level rise impacts into planning decision now updated to include the best current science, as summarized in the final report from the National Academy of Sciences, Sea-Level Rise for the Coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington.
To find this document, visit www.opc.ca.gov/2013/04/update-to-the-sea-level-rise-guidance-document/
San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
SPUR is one of the most effective organizations addressing climate change in the Bay. The article linked here outlines climate impacts on the Bay Area. www.spur.org/publications/spur-report/2011-05-02/climate-change-hits-home
PRBO Conservation Science
A Projected Effects of Climate Change in California report was created for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. http://data.prbo.org/apps/bssc/uploads/Ecoregional021011.pdf
San Francisco Estuary Partnership
Articles in the Feb 2013 magazine describe on the role of the marshes with sea level rise and affects of sea level rise on wildlife.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The Fifth Assessment Report is the ongoing research of the IPCC, established in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). IPCC provides the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts. www.ipcc.ch/