Sea Level Publications and Documents

Description Document Author Date Published Document Number
PDF icon SSG-28 report_20230223.pdf Thursday, February 23, 2023 202 301

The 2019 meeting of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level and Coastal Impacts was held over four days, with the first two days focused on the links between science and coastal climate services. The workshop, which was organized in association with IOC/GLOSS, WMO and CLIVAR focused on stimulating the uptake of coastal climate services, how they support present days and future coastal resilience, and making recommendations as to the best way forward. Outcomes included a plan for a special issue for which at least 6 papers are proposed and a summary paper about the use of sea-level rise scenarios, which builds on earlier Grand Challenge contributions in this area. Detailed outcomes are outlined in a separate report.

This report focuses on the Outcomes and Actions from the Steering Meeting of the Grand Challenge. The presentations (when permission is given) from the workshop are available from

PDF icon WCRP_GCSeaLevel2019_final.pdf Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Report of the 3rd WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts has been published recently.  The meeting was held on 14-15 October 2018 at Boulder, USA. 

PDF icon WCRP-Report-No2-2019-GC-SL-3.pdf Thursday, January 17, 2019
PDF icon CLIVAR Science Plan_Final.pdf Tuesday, July 3, 2018

WCRP/IOC Sea Level Conference Statement 2017

The WCRP/IOC Sea Level Conference Statement was prepared by conference hosts and chairs, based on input from the broad community during the Sea Level 2017 conference. It has been adopted and signed by over 270 members of the scientific community. The final statement, with a list of signatories

PDF icon SeaLevel2017_Conference_Statement_Final_01Sep2017.pdf Saturday, April 28, 2018

WCRP conference report of the Regional Sea-level Changes and Coastal Impacts which took place in July 10-14, 2017, in New York, USA. (see for more details)

PDF icon WCRP-Report-No8-2018-SLC2017.pdf Monday, April 16, 2018

CLIVAR Exchanges / US CLIVAR Variations: A joint special issue on Sea Level Rise

PDF icon Variations-Exhanges-Winter2018.pdf Friday, March 2, 2018

The latest Science and Implementation Plan for the WCRP Grand Challenge (also a CLIVAR Research Foci) theme: "Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts". 

PDF icon GC_SeaLevel_Science_and_Implementation_Plan_V2.1_ds_MS.pdf The GC Sea Level Scoping Team Thursday, February 23, 2017

Report of the 2nd WCRP GC Sea Level Science Steering Team Meeting at New York University.

PDF icon 02-Report 2nd SL meeting NYU-final.pdf Thursday, July 14, 2016 211

Report of the 1st WCRP GC Sea Level Science Steering Team Meeting at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

PDF icon 02-Report 1st SL meeting Utrecht NL - Lei - v1.pdf Wednesday, April 1, 2015