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Leveraging its diverse research and analytical capabilities and its numerous international, national, regional and local relationships and partnerships, Florida International University (FIU) through the Sea Level Solutions Center will seek to quickly and effectively address sea level issues related to Miami-Dade County (MDC), South Florida and other low-elevation coastal communities.

Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Local and Regional Partnerships

The Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC) is involved in numerous local and regional initiatives, including as a member of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and as a partner to influential organizations working on climate and sea level rise initiatives throughout the southeastern Florida area.

State and National Partnerships

We’re a member of the Florida Climate Institute (FCI), a multi-disciplinary network of national and international research and public organizations, scientists and individuals concerned with developing a better understanding of climate variability and change. Over 200 individual affiliates, including university researchers and representatives from government and industry, have joined FCI. We also work closely with the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities (USF, FSU and FIU) and the neighboring South Florida universities (e.g., UM, FAU and Nova Southeastern University) as the first of its kind collaborative organized research unit (CORU).

Global Partnerships

On a local to global scale, we’re informing their colleagues and others on the science of sea level rise. Our longstanding history of research partnerships in Central America and the Caribbean, including extensive coastal ecosystem and human dynamics research to understand system transformation under changing climate and economic drivers. These partnerships can be leveraged to ensure that adaptation plans developed locally are applied globally to appreciate geographic, ecological and cultural differences in exposure, vulnerability and resilience features.