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 a discussion in the scientific community, and to engage the public regarding the science and data.
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.
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.
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Visualization & Planning Tools
- Climate Central Surging Seas
- FDOT/ University of Florida Geoplan Sea Level Rise Scenario Sketch Planning Tool
- NOAA Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper
- NOAA Sea Level Rise Viewer
- The Nature Conservancy Tools & Apps for Coastal Resilience
Other Regional Efforts