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Impacts of sea-level rise on coastal communities

Key Researchers: 
Dr. Matthew Wilson

Research is being carried out in the Department of Geography into the potential impacts of sea-level rise on coastal communities of the Caribbean. The initial focus of the research will be south-west Tobago, where GIS analysis and computer models of coastal hydrodynamics will be used to assess potential flood and erosion risk in low lying areas such as Crown Point.

This research is part of the Partnership for Canadian-Caribbean Community Climate Canada Adaptation (ParCA) which is completing community-based vulnerability assessments (CBVA) in south-west Tobago, Negril (west Jamaica), Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia (Canada). Research is providing quantitative inputs on areas of coastal flood risk to the CBVA, allowing an informed assessment of potential future vulnerabilities. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Matthew Wilson by email

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