This Statement originated from the Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts Conference in New York, July 2017.
Sea Level 2017 Conference Statement
"More than 350 Participants from 42 nations attending the five-day WCRP/IOC Sea Level 2017 Conference at Columbia University in New York recognize that sea-level rise has accelerated over the past 100 years due to global warming. Conference participants, representing natural scientists, social scientists, coastal engineers, managers and planners, discussed evidence indicating that sea-level rise represents a major challenge for coastal societies. Scientists need to work more closely with a broad stakeholder community to enhance understanding of sea-level change, and to project its regional mean and extreme states. This is essential for assessing sea-level rise impacts, as well as for enhancing climate mitigation and adaptation measures over the short-, medium- and long-term."...
Read the full Sea Level 2017 Conference Statement, which attracted 273 signatories from 37 countries.