Sea-Level Rise Education & Planning | Ecology Action Centre

Sea-Level Rise Education & Planning

The Project

The Educating Coastal Communities About Sea-level Rise (ECoAS) Project is a co-led initiative designed to translate scientific climate change research into useable information to educate coastal communities within Atlantic Canada about the need for planning for future sea-level rise impacts. The Ecology Action Centre has teamed up with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to to create an informative website – - and sea-level rise resources for coastal residents, fishers, and municipalities about rising seas that are specific to Atlantic Canada and British Columbia.

The aims of this project are to:

  • Help communities learn about sea-level rise and how it affects them
  • Provide access to tools and resources that have been developed locally with the latest climate change information available
  • Illustrate where sea-level rise impacts are happening through an interactive map
  • Show the need for incorporating sea-level rise into future plan

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE for infographics, videos, sea-level rise planning tools, sea-level rise amounts for your community and more!

Perceptions of Sea-Level Rise

We partnered a group of students in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University to look at the perceptions of local residents and students on sea-level rise.  By understanding perceptions, we are able to focus our actions as a team on the underlying barriers that prevent people from planning for and adapting to sea-level rise. Take a look at the student’s findings:

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If you'd like to have a sea-level rise workshop in your community, please contact Brittany MacIsaac, EAC's Coastal Outreach Coordinator at

For more information about the project please contact Samantha Page, EAC's Coastal Adaptation Coordinator at