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Sea-Level Rise Threatens New Orleans and Much of South Louisiana

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Experts in the fields of land- and sea-floor-elevation change, sea-level rise, and coastal-land loss addressed concerns about monitoring and measuring Louisiana's vanishing coastal barrier islands and wetlands at a workshop held in New Orleans, LA, December 8-9, 2003.

The workshop's primary goal was to formulate and adopt elevation measurements and standards to meet the current and future needs for coastal management and restoration. Participants also discussed methods and measurements of subsidence rates for the coastal zone.

The workshop, convened by the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy and hosted by the Louisiana Governor's Office, was sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

USGS Director Chip Groat gave a luncheon address on the importance of scientific observations to enable adaptive management strategies; other USGS scientists involved in organizing the workshop or speaking were Virginia Burkett (Lafayette, LA), Don Cahoon (Laurel, MD), Charlie Demas (Baton Rouge, LA), Mark DeMulder (Reston, VA), Bob Morton (St. Petersburg, FL), and Jeff Williams (Woods Hole, MA).

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Sea-Level Change—a Workshop to Define Science Needs and Future USGS Research Directions
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The Need for Better Scientific Understanding of Sea-Level Change
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Forum on Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Disasters
December 2001 / January 2002

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Office of Science and Technology Policy
Executive Office of the President
Louisiana Governor's Office
State of Louisiana
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army

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