Sea Level Rise Study Update

The Coastal Resources Commission's Science Panel is working to update its 2010 report on sea-level rise in North Carolina, as required by Session Law 2012-202. The CRC’s charge to the panel is to conduct “a comprehensive review of scientific literature and available North Carolina data that addresses the full range of global, regional and North Carolina specific sea-level change.” The CRC further directed the panel to limit the scope of the study to a 30-year rolling time table, to be updated every five years.

Science Panel meetings are open to the public. The public is invited to attend in person or online. 

2020 Science Panel Meetings

  • February 5, 2020 recording (pending)
  • March 11, 2020 recording (pending)
  • Next meeting TBD

Past Actions

The panel’s initial draft report was completed in December 2014, and forwarded to a technical peer review group for comment.

The draft report and all comments were submitted to the CRC and released for public comment on Mar. 31:

Following an extended public comment period, the report will be finalized in early 2016 and delivered to the N.C. General Assembly by Mar. 1, 2016. 

Comments received as of July 30, 2015

Past Science Panel Meetings

Public Comments Received (as of Jan. 20, 2015)

Sea Level Rise Update 2020

Sea Level Rise Study Update 2020