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 – www.sealevelrise.ca - 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:
- Perceptions of sea level rise: An exploratory research project (Emily Gilroy, Briana Kelly, Heather Longfield, & Rachel Wright)
- Diving deeper into public perceptions of sea-level rise (Allison Cascanette, Lauren Kingsmill & Patrick Bondy)
- Drops in a bucket: Halifax residents’ Perceptions of Sea-Level rise (Kayla Sebastian, Zoë Brimacombe & Sarah MacIsaac)
Learn More About Sea-level Rise...
- On our website: www.sealevelrise.ca
- On our infographic in French and English
- By watching this video created in partnership with PLANifax
If you'd like to have a sea-level rise workshop in your community, please contact Brittany MacIsaac, EAC's Coastal Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the project please contact Samantha Page, EAC's Coastal Adaptation Coordinator at email@example.com