The rising seas threaten low-lying, flood-prone coastal areas around the world. The ramifications will rapidly ripple through all societies, and the methods and means that allow for a successful adaptation to sea level rise are largely local in nature. It will take cooperation - from the local to international levels - to efficiently develop and implement the policies and strategies necessary to address this threat to resources and security. In response, Florida International University (FIU) has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC).
Ongoing research by FIU faculty and students examines the impact of sea level rise on Miami Dade County and its implications for all of South Florida. Working with research institutions across the state and around the world, FIU uses this wealth of knowledge to inform meaningful policy decisions and practical adaptation and mitigation strategies. Projections by FIU's Dr. Peter Harlem show the impact of sea level changes on Miami Beach. This information is critical in understanding and planning for the future.