Sea Level Rise Tools and Resources
State Parks uses a number of tools to support our sea level rise work. Examples include:
Selected Policy and Guidance Documents:
- State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance
- California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment
- California Coastal Commission Sea Level Rise Policy Guidance
- Safeguarding California
- Making California’s Coast Resilient to Sea Level Rise: Principles for Aligned State Action
- State Lands Commission Climate Change & Sea Level Rise Webpage
- Conserving California's Coastal Habitats: A Legacy and a Future with Sea Level Rise
- Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project: Regional Strategy
- California Coastal Sediment Management Workgroup Homepage
Sea Level Rise Viewers and Adaptation Databases:
- Our Coast Our Future: This website includes a flood map viewer for the CoSMos sea level rise model which makes detailed predictions of storm-induced coastal flooding, erosion, and cliff failures over large geographic scales.
- NOAA Digital Coast Sea Level Rise Viewer: This tool displays potential future sea-levels for coastal communities. The data does not currently account for coastal processes, such as erosion and subsidence.
- Sea the Future: This website compares and provides information about the various sea level rise and flood visualization web tools that are available.
- Adaptation Clearinghouse: This site provides users with a consolidated searchable database of California-specific resources for local, regional and statewide climate adaptation planning and decision-making.
- Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE): This national database offers case studies and resources for all stages of climate adaptation planning and implementation.
- Future Coastal Flooding Story Map: This Story Map from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) details how flooding from coastal storms can be incorporated into future modeling with the Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) tool.
- Sea Level Rise in California: Planning for the Future: This Story Map from the California Coastal Commission gives an overview of sea level rise background information that informs state planning.