In this interview series, we learn about the perspectives of the PhD students whose wide-ranging work contribute to the...
Sea Level Research - Benjamin Horton
Rising sea levels pose substantial risks to coastal populations, economies, infrastructure, and ecosystem services. Of the ~1 billion people worldwide living in low-elevation coastal zones, ~70% are located in Asia. Improving our understanding of past and present sea-level changes is crucial in minimizing the effects of sea-level rise through appropriate coastal planning, adaptation, and mitigation strategies based on sound reasoning. This is complicated, however, because regional and local relative sea-level changes differ from the global mean due to a variety of driving mechanisms associated with vertical land motion, atmospheric and ocean dynamics, and tectonics. Understanding the impact of these mechanisms on past and present-day sea levels provides greater confidence in accurately quantifying their contribution to future sea-level projections and for better adaptation and management strategies.
The limited instrumental and paleo sea-level reconstructions in Singapore and Southeast Asia hinder the interpretation of sea-level change on global, regional and local scales and limit the possibilities to tune and refine models that predict...
Future sea-level rise will generate hazards for coastal populations, economies, and infrastructure of Singapore.
Relative sea-level changes along the Northern Sea Route: from patterns and rates to drivers and mechanisms
The rapidly changing climate, rising temperatures and declining Arctic Sea ice have the potential to open the Northern Sea Route (NSR).