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 buzzwords are common in our daily lives, but do we really understand what they mean or how they will impact our lifestyles? While the science can be overwhelming, it  doesn’t take a degree in climatology to have an opinion about something that will affect each of us.

We want to hear from you!  Your input will help us understand how we can better communicate with you about climate change.Take our Survey!

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