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Webinar: Climate Change Adaptation of Small Craft Harbour Infrastructure in Canada
Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 12:00
Tuesday, April 28, 2020. 12:00PM. Webinar: Climate Change Adaptation of Small Craft Harbour Infrastructure in Canada. Blair Greenan, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Sponsored by NOAA’s National Ocean Service. More information here.
Extreme water level along the marine coastline is a result of a combination of storm surge, tides, and ocean waves. Future projections of climate change in the marine environment indicate that rising sea level and declining sea ice will cause changes in extreme water levels,which will impact Canada's coastlines and the infrastructure in these areas.Understanding these changes is essential for developing adaptation strategies that can minimize the harmful effects that may result. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for maintaining coastal infrastructure to support the fishing industry at more than 1000 sites along Canada's coastline. We have developed a web-based adaptation tool for coastal engineers that provides site-specific information on sea level rise projections along with vertical allowances, which estimate how much higher to build wharves and breakwaters to accommodate for future changes.