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Given the need for an organizational mechanism to develop useful and sustained sea level responses, FIU has created the Sea Level Solutions Center. The Center coordinates and engages in local to global solutions-oriented research, education, strategic thinking, communications and outreach by organizing top scientists, educators, students, municipal leaders, and policy makers to produce an accurate understanding of sea level rise and its impacts. It trains the next generation to have the knowledge and skills to thrive.

Our Team

In addition to our leadership committee, our researchers have long been engaged in sea level related work across diverse disciplines, including but not limited to: natural and social sciences, architecture, engineering, computer sciences, law, communications, business, human health, hospitality and tourism management.


The Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC) applies information to build knowledge, design and evaluate mitigation and adaptation strategies, and create resilient, prosperous coastal urban communities locally, regionally and internationally.


  • To realize innovative, equitable solutions for social, environmental and economic prosperity
  • To engage communities to become resilient to the impacts associated with sea-level rise and climate change
  • To forge interdisciplinary teams to develop cross-cutting decision support and guide solutions 
  • To guide and adap the South Florida community to be economically-viable, equitable, healthy and sustainable

History of Success

FIU has a demonstrated history of success working with both government and the private sector, and has shown a willingness to better address climate change and sea level solutions with our own facilities development, asset management, daily operations, and curriculum revisions.


Located in Miami Beach, one of the world’s highest-risk regions, the Sea Level Solutions Center at FIU is poised to make significant contributions to the future well-being of many communities, both local and around the world.