Sea Level Rise

Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise

The ECoAS Project

The ECoAS Project

The Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise (ECoAS) Project is a co-led initiative designed to translate scientific climate change research into useable information to educate coastal communities within Atlantic Canada about the need for planning for future sea-level rise impacts. The Ecology Action Centre has teamed up with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to create this informative website along with workshops for coastal residents, fishers, and municipalities about rising seas that are specific to our region.

The aims of this project are to:

  • Help communities learn about sea-level rise and how it affects them
  • Provide access to tools that have been developed locally with the latest climate change information available
  • Illustrate where sea-level rise impacts are happening through interactive mapping
  • Show the need for incorporating sea-level rise into future
    planning strategies

Contact us

For questions about the project, please contact the Ecology Action Centre project lead,
Samantha Page, Coastal Adaptation Coordinator,


For questions about the CAN-EWLAT Tool, please contact Fisheries and Oceans Canada at



This project was supported partially by a financial contribution from Fisheries and Oceans Canada.


Ce projet fut appuyé partiellement par une contribution financière de Pêches et oceans Canada.


Website by Pinwheel Communication Design

Recommended Citation

Ecology Action Centre. (2017). Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise. Retrieved from:


This website is for informational purposes only – to educate communities and decision-makers about sea-level rise, make them aware of the need to incorporate sea-level rise into planning strategies, and showcase tools developed to assist with this. It is not meant as a stand-alone planning tool. Individual tools have disclaimers and terms of use on their respective websites and it is recommended that these are understood before implementing any adaptation approaches.


The ECoAS Project

project partners:

Ecology Action Centre Fisheries and Oceans Canada

© 2018