University of Florida

Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

University of Florida IFAS Extension is playing a leading role in helping citizens, governments, and industry make well-informed choices in the face of a changing climate. We strive to identify key project partners, facilitate discussion in the scientific community, and engage the public regarding the science and data.

Climate Science Advisory Panel

The Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel (CSAP) is an ad hoc network of scientists and planners, convened by UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant, working in the Tampa Bay region. The group’s overarching goal is to encourage and support local governments in their efforts to plan for a changing climate through a collaborative process. The CSAP is pleased to share the recently published Recommended Projection of Sea Level Rise in the Tampa Bay Region to help guide local governments in their planning efforts. Learn more.

CSAP Meeting Reports

Community Engagement

Climate change is beginning to affect our lives in Tampa Bay. What options do we have to mitigate future climate change impacts and adapt to sea level rise, increased temperatures, and changes in precipitation? What is within our individual control and where is there a need for policy changes?

We want to hear from you! We utilize a nationally vetted framework to faciliate Community Conversations about Climate Choices. Your input will help us understand thoughts on this important issue and how we can better communicate and educate locally about climate change. If you would like to host a Climate Conversation Forum for your community or organization, please email us!

Visualization & Planning Tools

Other Regional Efforts


Marine Topics

Contact Us

Libby Carnahan
Sea Grant Extension Agent
1800 Weedon Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
(727) 453-6515