The NASA Sea Level Change Team’s annual meeting will take place on March 11-13 in Annapolis, Maryland. This meeting is an opportunity for the team’s scientists to share research results, further collaborative efforts and discuss the team’s next direction.
The event will kick off with a one-day decision-making workshop, where invited decision-makers and planners from around the mid-Atlantic region can interact with the team’s scientists. The workshop’s objectives are to:
- Identify gaps in scientific knowledge or understanding that are presently limiting the ability to plan for future sea-level rise.
- Identify what scientific information is being used to make plans, how this information is obtained and where improvements are needed.
- Discuss the information pathway from scientist to decision-maker, and provide guidance to scientists so they can provide more useful sea-level information.
- Discuss the role of the scientist in the decision-making process.
The expected outcome is to help scientists (both on the team and beyond) to provide useful sea-level information for decision-making support.
The next two days will be dedicated to discussing the team’s web portal resource development and the overall sea-level research landscape in the near future.