An Overview of the NASA Sea Level Change Team (N-SLCT)

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Harding (Marriott Wardman Park)
Steve Nerem, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO
In 2014, NASA established the Sea Level Change Team (N-SLCT) through selections of principal investigators and their teams via a call for proposals for 3-year investigations. The team has four principle objectives: 1) improve our understanding of current and future sea level rise and its regional variation, 2) improve our understanding of changes in ice mass, both from the polar ice sheets and mountain glaciers, 3) produce new datasets useful to the sea level science research community and stakeholders, and 4) develop a NASA sea level web portal to disseminate sea level research results from NASA’s research programs. This talk will summarize the latest scientific results from satellite and in situ observations of sea level change, the current research activities and results from the N-SLCT, and the capabilities of the N-SLCT web portal. In addition, the use of N-SLCT science results, data products, and the web portal for assessing the future socioeconomic impacts of sea level change will be discussed.