NJ Sea-Level Rise Reports

NJ Sea-Level Rise Reports

In 2016 Rutgers University (RU) convened a New Jersey Science and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) on Sea-Level Rise and Changing Coastal Storms. This was done on behalf of the New Jersey Climate Change Alliance – whose purpose is to provide for practitioners the most up-to-date climate science necessary to distill information that increases the resilience of the state’s populace, places, infrastructure, communities and natural resources in the face of regional sea-level rise. The nature of coastal storms is changing and there is an increased risk of flooding and STAP is rising to meet the challenge of the risks.

In 2019 RU re-convened STAP on behalf of the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to update the previous report. Links to both the 2016 and 2019 reports are listed below.