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ASE Professors at Sea level workshop in UHK

04 Dec 2017

Over millennia, changes in relative sea level, geological processes and extreme events such as storms and tsunamis have shaped and changed Earth’s coastlines. More recently, human activities such as coastal development and agriculture have affected coastlines through deposition and erosion, and through relative sea-level rise as a result of anthropogenic climate change.

As such, coastal change is of considerable local and global interest, not only within the geological realm, but also in terms of socioeconomic and biodiversity impacts. Professors Ben Horton and Adam Switzer recently attended a Sea Level workshop at the University of Hong Kong to develop collaborative projects to better protect shorelines from future seal level rise.