Sea Level Rise

Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise

The ECoAS Project

CONNECT
Interactive Sea-level Rise Impact Map

Connect with coastal stakeholders across the country through this interactive map, which allows you to identify and share your observations and experiences with sea-level rise impacts along Canada's coastline. Zoom into a familiar location, create a point, and share your story. If an area is experiencing more than one impact, don't worry, you can add as many points as you'd like.

Not only are sea-level rise impacts being observed across the country, but many Canadian coastal communities are talking about this issue and planning for current and future sea-level rise impacts.

 

Has your community brought sea-level rise and climate change into their community planning? Has your community hosted an education session/workshop related to sea-level rise? Has your community taken part in a sea-level rise project? We want to hear about it to track outreach across Canada! Click on your community on the map and create a "We're Talking About Sea-level Rise Here!" point. Then check out all of the other communities who are also having these important discussions.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Click the green add icon        then the location on the map where you have observed a sea-level rise impact.
  2. Fill in the submission form and click SUBMIT. 
    (Don't worry, your name and email will remain private.)
  3. Our team will review every submission to avoid spam.
  4. Receive an email notifying you of submission approval or needed revisions.
  5. Check out your post!
  6. Share our site with your friends, family, and colleagues!

Map point categories

Inundation: A permanent submergence of the coast, which creates a new normal water level

 

Coastal Erosion: The movement of sediment (e.g., gravel, sand, mud, etc.) away from the land or to another part of the coast

 

Coastal Flooding and Storm Surge: Storm surge and flooding result in temporarily flooded homes and properties

 

Salt Water Intrusion: Occurs when salt water seeps into fresh groundwater

 

We're Talking About Sea-level Rise Here!
Has there been a conversation within your coastal community about sea-level rise? Has there been work done in your community related to sea-level rise? We would love to hear about it!

What sea-level rise impact have you observed?

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Interactive Map made in partnership with:

Tesera
The ECoAS Project

project partners:

Ecology Action Centre Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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