Coastal Engineering: Sea Level Rise (RV-6154)
Sea level rise is an urgent issue for all planners, engineers, environmentalists, and governmental bodies that deal with the coastlines or wetlands. This 2-hour online course covers the fundamentals of sea level rise; why it is happening, how it is measured, how it is predicted, and the land use conflicts and problems that it brings. We will examine the controversy over measurement and prediction methods, and why the impacts are more keenly felt in some areas than others.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course, you will:
•Understand the factors involved in causing the level of the sea to rise
•Understand some of the problems involved in establishing an accurate estimate of sea level rise
•Know the basic vocabulary involved in sea level discussions
•Understand the broad economic and environmental impact of even minor rises in sea level
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