Coastal hazards, relative sea-level change, and climate impacts on northern coasts and seaways
Principal Investigator: Forbes, Donald L (9)
Licence Number: 13354
Organization: Geological Survey of Canada
Licenced Year(s): 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Issued: Jul 16, 2002
Project Team: J.C. Laver

Objective(s): The primary objectives of this project are to; 1) map the western Canadian Arctic coastline in terms of its sensitivity to coastal erosion under climate change and sea-level rise; 2) monitor changes in the coastline and the processes responsible; 3) define rates of relative sea-level change and contributions from crustal uplift or subsidence; 4) determine the sensitivity of the coast to other climate changes such as increased air, ground, and water temperatures, diminished sea ice and higher wave energy; and 5) collect information on coastal geology and geomorphology for ground-truth of remote sensing and for calibrating predictive models of coastal change.