Regional Sea Level Change

Theme days
Thursday, 28 September 10:30
Steenstraat 1
2312 BS Leiden, Netherlands

Research in recent decades has demonstrated that the change of sea level is far from uniform around the globe: at some locations the mean level rises faster than elsewhere, at others there may even be a drop.  To understand these differences, global factors are important (such as the melting of ice masses worldwide) but also regional ones (e.g. land subsidence, or changes in wind climate). As a consequence, globally mean estimates and projections of sea level rise are generally inadequate for regional purposes. Even within a relatively small coastal area like the Netherlands, notable differences are found in the rise of sea level, which are still partly unexplained. These regional characteristics can shape policies and measures of coastal defense and adaptation.

In this symposium we bring together researchers from various universities and institutes to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art knowledge on regional sea level change and to identify lacunae in our understanding. The latter aspect receives special attention during the closing discussion, where possible new avenues of research will be explored.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Roderik van der Wal (Utrecht University)
  • Riccardo Riva (TU Delft)
  • Aimée Slangen (NIOZ)
  • Martin Verlaan (Deltares/TU Delft)
  • Dewi Le Bars (KNMI)
  • Cornelis Slobbe (TU Delft)
  • Sally Brown (University of Southampton)

Details on the programme follow later.

Organizers: Theo Gerkema and Aimée Slangen (NIOZ, Yerseke)

Location: Museum Volkenkunde, Steenstraat 1, Leiden

Date: 28 September 2017, 10:00-16:30.

Participation free, but pre-registration required! Register by clicking the green button above.

 This theme day is organised with financial support from ENW/NWO. nwo logo



All Dates

  • Thursday, 28 September 10:30