Environmental News

Online tool reveals sea level risks

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scientists have developed a calculator that can guide coastal planners on the height and positioning necessary for infrastructure to avoid inundation and erosion as sea levels rise.

Called 'Canute – the Sea Level Calculator', it will estimate the necessary elevation for infrastructure on hard shorelines. In the case of soft shorelines the webtool will estimate the distance infrastructure needs to be set back from the water to avoid shoreline recession.

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