Estimating the cost of flooding for communities around estuaries

Flood levels

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool have developed a new visualisation tool to predict the maximum cost of coastal flooding to communities around estuaries.

Sea level lower heading north

GOCE in orbit (image: © ESA / AOES Medialab)

For decades, scientists have disagreed about whether the sea is higher or lower heading north along the east coast of North America.

Southampton meeting shapes tsunami exercise

Mediterranean Sea (image: Wikimedia Commons)

An exercise taking place this week, that simulates a tsunami striking the north-eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and connected seas, will involve 19 states stretching from Cape Verde to Lebanon and from Spain to Finland.