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27.04.2012 00:28 Age: 6 yrs
Category: IMOS

Understanding sea level rise: observations provide the evidence base

IMOS Director Tim Moltmann, and Neville Exon, the program scientist in charge of Australia and New Zealand's involvement in IODP, have co-written an opinion piece published in the Australian today on the need for observations to understand sea level rise.


Credit: Darren Moore

The debate over predictions of sea level rise in a greenhouse world has hit the headlines recently as state and local government planners make decisions on coastal zoning that affect people's lives and property values.

The controversy underlines the urgent need for good data to firm up predictions and guide decisions.

The article brings together the observations of past ocean history collected by the IODP together with the near real time observing done by IMOS, and highlights the need to sustain these observations

To read the article click here.

The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) aims to solve global scientific problems by taking continuous core of rocks and sediments at a great variety of sites in the world's oceans.